Useful phrases in Saterland Frisian

A collection of useful phrases in Saterland Frisian, a variety of Frisian spoken in north west Germany.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

Phrase Seeltersk (Saterland Frisian)
Welcome Wäilkuumen
Haatelk Wäilkuumen
Hello (General greeting) Gouden Dai
Hello (on phone)
How are you? Wo gungt et die?
Hoe giet it?
Reply to 'How are you?' Mie gungt et goud
Goed, tankewol
It giet wol
Long time no see
What's your name? Woo hatst du?
Hoe hjitsto?
My name is ... Iek heet ...
Ik hjit ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Pleased to meet you Tige nei't sin yn't wolnimmen
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Nacht
(Parting phrases)
Oan't sjen
Oan't strak
Good luck!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Yes Jee
No Noa
I don't know
I understand Iek begriep dät
I don't understand Iek begriep dät nit
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English? Prate Jo Ingelsk?
Do you speak Saterland Frisian? Prate Jo Seeltersk?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jee, een bytsje
Speak to me in Saterland Frisian
How do you say ... in Saterland Frisian?
Excuse me Ferschoonenge!
How much is this? Wat kostet dat?
Please Asjebleaft
Thank you Tonkje
Reply to thank you Graach dien
Where's the toilet / bathroom?
This gentleman will pay for everything
This lady will pay for everything
Would you like to dance with me?
Do you come here often?
I miss you
I love you Iek hääb die ljoo
Get well soon
Go away!
Leave me alone!
Call the police!
Christmas greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings Ales guuds tu dan gebuursdai
One language is never enough
My hovercraft is full of eels


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