Today’s word, Moien, is the Luxembourgish for hello. A related phrase is Gudden Moien, Good morning – Moien also means morning.
Here are some more ‘useful’ phrases in Luxembourgish:
Nee, ech hunn keng Zait fir dengem Monni seng Teppechfabrik.
No, we don’t have time to visit your uncle’s carpet factory.
Ech mengen ar Geessen setzt op menger Plaatz.
I think your goats are in my seat.
These phrases come from The Day12 Phrase Book, which contains phrases in a variety of other languages. I think the same template, which includes the above phrases, is used for all languages.
According to this site, most Luxembourgers speak at least three languages – Luxembourgish, French and German, and use them in their daily lives. Luxembourgish is the national language, French is used for legislative matters, all three languages are used in education, and French and German are the main written languages.
By the way, I’ve just put together a page of useful phrases in Luxembourgish.
Does any one know how to say “My hovercraft is full of eels” or “one language is never enough” in Luxembourgish?