Useful Luxembourgish phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Luxembourgish, a Germanic language spoken in Luxembourg.

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English Lëtzebuergesch (Luxembourgish)
Welcome Wëllkomm
Hello (General greeting) Moien
How are you? Wéi geet et? (inf)
Geet et? (inf)
Wéi geet et Dir? (frm)
Reply to 'How are you?' Gutt (inf)
Et geet mir gutt (frm)
What's your name? Wéi heeschs du? (inf)
Wéi heescht Dir? (frm)
My name is ... Ech heeschen ...
Mäin Numm ass ...
Where are you from? Vu wun kënns du? (inf)
Vu wun kënnt Dir? (frm)
I'm from ... Ech kommen aus ... (country)
Ech komme vun ... (city)
Pleased to meet you Et freet mech, Iech kennen ze léieren
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Gudde Moien
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Gudde Mëtteg
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Gudden Owend
Good night Gutt Nuecht
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! Vill Gléck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day e schéinen Dag
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Gudden Appetit! (frm)
Bon appetit (inf)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Gutt Rees (frm)
Bon voyage (inf)
Do you understand? Verstees du? (inf)
Verstitt Dir? (frm)
I understand Ech verstinn
I don't understand Ech verstinn net
Please speak more slowly Schwätzt wannechgelift méi lues
Please write it down Schreift et w.e.g. op
Do you speak Luxembourgish? Schwätz du Lëtzebuergesch? (inf)
Schwätzt Dir Lëtzebuergesch? (frm)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jo, e bëssen
Jo, e bësselchen
I'm learning Luxembourgish Ech léiere Lëtzebuergesch
How do you say ... in Luxembourgish? Wéi seet een ... op Lëtzebuergesch?
Excuse me Entschëllegt
I would like ... Ech hätt gär ...
How much is this? Wéivill kascht dat?
Sorry Pardon
Please Wannechgelift (w.e.g./wgL)
Thank you Merci
Villmools Merci
Reply to thank you Kee problem
Gär geschitt
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Wou ass d'Toilette?
This gentleman will pay for everything Dësen Här bezillt alles
This lady will pay for everything Dës Dame bezillt alles
Would you like to dance with me? Wëlls de mat mir danzen?
I love you Ech hunn dech gär
Ech si frou mat dir
Get well soon Gutt Besserung
Leave me alone! Loss mech mat Rou!
Help! Hëllef!
Fire! Feier!
Stop! Stop!
Bleif stoen!
Call the police! Rufft d'Police!
Christmas greetings E schéine Chrëschtdag
Schéi Feierdeeg
Schéi Chrëschtdeeg
New Year greetings E glécklecht neit Joer
E gudde Rutsch an d'neit Joer
Easter greetings Schéin Ouschteren
Birthday greetings Vill Gléck fir däi Gebuertsdag! (inf)
Vill Gléck fir äre Gebuertsdag! (frm)
Congratulations! Gratulatioun!
One language is never enough Eng Sprooch ass ni genuch
Eng Sprooch geet ni duer
My hovercraft is full of eels Mäi Loftkësseboot ass voller Éilen
Mäin Hovercraft ass voller Éilen

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