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Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch) is the main language of Luxembourg. It is spoken in Luxembourg, as well as parts of Wallonia (Belgium) and Grand-Est (France) neighbouring Luxembourg. It is similar to standard German, and the dialects of German surrounding Luxembourg are mutually intelligible with it.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
Op
CLOSED
Zugemaach
ENTRANCE
Entrée
EXIT
Sortie
PUSH
Drécken
PULL
Zéien
TOILET
Toilette
MEN
Männer
WOMEN
Fraen
FORBIDDEN
Verbueden
Hello.
Moien. (MOY-ehn)
Hello. (informal)
Salut. (SAH-loo(t))
How are you?
Wéi geet et? (vay geet et?)
Fine, thank you.
Gutt, merci. (guht, MEHR-see)
What is your name?
Wéi heeschs du? (vay HAYSHS doo?)
My name is ______ .
Ech heeschen ______ . (etch HAY-shen _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
Et freet mëch, lech kennen ze léieren. (et freet mish, letch KEN-en tse LAY-uh-ren)
Please.
Wann ech glift. (vahn etch glift)
Thank you.
Merci. (MEHR-see)
You're welcome.
'T ass gär geschitt; 't ass näischt. (t-ahss gayr gesh-IT; t-ahss naysht)
Yes.
Jo. (yo)
No.
Nee. (nee)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Entschëllegt. (ent-shuh-LAYGT)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Pardon wann ech gelift. (PAHR-dahn vahn esh ge-LIFT)
I'm sorry.
Pardon. (PAHR-dahn)
Goodbye
Addi. (AHD-ee)
Goodbye (informal)
Awar. (a-VAHR)
I can't speak Luxembourgish [well].
Ech kann net [gutt] Lëtzebuergesch schwätzen. (esh kahn net [guht] LEHT-se-bwairg-esh SHVAHT-sen)
Do you speak English?
Schwätzt du Englesch? (shvahtst doo AYNG-lesh?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Ass et hei een deen Englesch schwätzt?? (ahs et een deen AYNG-lesh shwahtst?)
Help!
Hëllefen! (hel-EF-en!)
Look out!
Erauskucken! (er-AWS-kook-en!)
Good morning.
Gudde Moien. (GOO-deh MOY-ehn)
Good evening.
Gudden Owend. (GOO-den OW-ehnd)
Good night.
Gutt Nuecht. (goot noo-ESHT)
Good night (to sleep)
Gutt Nuecht. (goot noo-ESHT)
I don't understand.
Ech verstinn net. (esh VEHRS-ten net)
Where is the toilet?
Wou as d'Toilette?? (woh ahs duh-toy-LET-eh?)

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone.
Looss mech eleng. (loos mesh el-EHNG.)
Don't touch me!
Beréiert mech net! (beh-RYE-ert mesh neht!)
I'll call the police.
Ech ruffen d'Police un. (esh ROOF-en duh-pol-EESE uhn.)
Police!
Police! (pol-EESE!)
Stop! Thief!
Ophalen! Déif! (OP-hall-ehn! dayf!)
I need your help.
Ech brauch deng Hëllef. (esh browsh dehng HEL-ef.)
It's an emergency.
Et ass en Noutfall. (et ahs ehn NOOT-fahl.)
I'm lost.
Ech si verluer. (esh see fehr-LOO-er.)
I lost my bag.
Ech hu mäi Sak verluer. (esh hoo my SAHK fehr-LOO-er.)
I lost my wallet.
Ech hu mäi Portemonnaie verluer. (esh hoo my POR-teh-mon-ay fehr-LOO-er.)
I'm sick.
Ech si krank. (esh see krahnk.)
I've been injured.
Ech sinn blesséiert ginn. (esh seen bles-AY-ert gin.)
I need a doctor.
Ech brauch en Dokter. (esh browsh ehn DOHK-ter.)
Can I use your phone?
Kann ech Ären Handy benotzen? (kahn esh AIR-en HAN-dy beh-NO-tsehn?)

Numbers[edit]

0
null (nuhl)
1
eent (eent)
2
zwee (tswee)
3
dräi (drigh)
4
véier (FAY-er)
5
fënnef (fuhn-UHF)
6
sechs (zeks)
7
siwen (zee-VUHN)
8
aacht (akht)
9
néng (nehng)
10
zéng (tsayng)
11
eelef (EE-luhf)
12
zwielef (TSWEE-uh-luhf)
13
dräizéng (DRIGH-tsayng)
14
véierzéng (FAY-er-tsayng)
15
fofzéng (FOHF-tsayng)
16
siechzéng (ZEE-esh-tsayng)
17
ziwwenzéng (ZIH-vuhn-tsayng)
18
uechzéng (WUHSH-tsayng)
19
nonzéng (NOHN-tsayng)
20
zwanzeg (TSWAHN-tsush)
21
eenanzwanzeg (EEN-ahn-tswahn-tsush)
22
zweeanzwanzeg (TSWEE-ahn-tswahn-tsush)
23
dräi an zwanzeg (DRY ahn tswahn-tsush; numbers are broken up into three words after 22)
30
drësseg (DRESS-uhsh)
40
véierzeg (FAY-er-tsush)
50
fofzeg (FOHF-tsush)
60
siechzeg (ZEE-esh-tsush)
70
ziwwenzeg (ZIH-vuhn-tsush)
80
uechtzeg; achtzeg (WUHSH-tsush; AHSH-tsush)
90
nonzeg (NOHN-tsush)
100
honnert (HOHN-ert)
200
zweehonnert (TSWEE-HOHN-ert)
300
dräihonnert (DRY-HOHN-ert)
1,000
[een] dausend ([een] DOW-sent)
2,000
zweedausend (TSWEE-DOW-sent)
1,000,000
eng Millioun (eng MEEL-ee-ohn)
1,000,000,000
eng Milliard (eng MEEL-ee-ard)
1,000,000,000,000
eng Billion (eng BEEL-ee-ohn)
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
Nummer (NUH-mer)
half
Halschent (HAHL-shent)
less
Manner (MAHN-er)
more
Méi (may)

Time[edit]

now
Elo (Eh-lo)
later
Méi spéit (may spayt)
before
Virun (FEER-uhn)
morning
Moien (MOY-ehn)
afternoon
Mëtteg (MEH-tesh)
evening
Owend (OW-end)
night
Nuecht (noo-ESHT)

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM
Eent Auer (eent OW-er)
two o'clock AM
Zwee Auer (tswee OW-er)
noon
Mëtteg (MEH-tesh)
one o'clock PM
Dräizéng Auer (DRIGH-tsang OW-er) 13:00
two o'clock PM
Véierzéng Auer (FAY-er-tsang OW-er) 14:00
midnight
Mëtternuecht (MET-er-noo-ESHT)

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s)
Minutt[en] (mee-NOOT[-en])
_____ hour(s)
Stonn[en] (STOHN[-en])
_____ day(s)
Dag; Deeg (dahg; deeg)
_____ week(s)
Woch[en] (WOSH[-en])
_____ month(s)
Mount; Méint (mownt; maynt)
_____ year(s)
Joer (YO-er) singular and plural are the same.

Days[edit]

today
Haut (howt)
yesterday
Gëschter (GESH-ter)
tomorrow
Muer (MOO-er)
this week
Des Woch (des wokh)
last week
Lescht Woch (lesht wokh)
next week
Näscht Woch (nahsht wokh)
Sunday
Sonndeg (SOHN-desh)
Monday
Méindeg (MAYN-desh)
Tuesday
Dënschdeg (DENSH-desh)
Wednesday
Mëttwoch (MET-wosh)
Thursday
Donneschdeg (DOHN-esh-desh)
Friday
Freideg (FREIGH-desh)
Saturday
Samschdeg (SAHMSH-desh)

Months[edit]

January
Januar (YAH-noo-ahr)
February
Februar (FEH-broo-ahr)
March
Mäerz (MAI-erts)
April
Abrëll (ah-BRELL)
May
Mee (mee)
June
Juni (YOO-nee)
July
Juli (YOO-lee)
August
August (aw-GOOST)
September
September (sep-TEHM-ber)
October
Oktober (ok-TOH-ber)
November
November (no-VEHM-ber)
December
Dezember (dee-TSEM-ber)

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

black
Schwaarz (shwahrts)
white
Wäiss (vice)
gray
Gro (groh)
red
Rout (roht)
blue
Blo (bloo)
yellow
Giel (GEE-el)
green
Gréng (grayng)
orange
Orange (oh-RAHNGSH)
purple
Mof (mohf)
pink
Rosa (ROH-zah)
brown
Brong (brohng)

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to _____?
( )
One ticket to _____, please.
( )
Where does this train/bus go?
( )
Where is the train/bus to _____?
( )
Does this train/bus stop in _____?
( )
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
( )
When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
( )

Directions[edit]

How do I get to _____ ?
( )
...the train station?
( )
...the bus station?
( )
...the airport?
( )
...downtown?
( )
...the youth hostel?
( )
...the _____ hotel?
( )
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
( )
Where are there a lot of...
( )
...hotels?
( )
...restaurants?
( )
...bars?
( )
...sites to see?
( )
Can you show me on the map?
( )
street
( )
Turn left.
( )
Turn right.
( )
left
( )
right
( )
straight ahead
( )
towards the _____
( )
past the _____
( )
before the _____
( )
Watch for the _____.
( )
intersection
( )
north
( )
south
( )
east
( )
west
( )
uphill
( )
downhill
( )

Taxi[edit]

Taxi!
( )
Take me to _____, please.
( )
How much does it cost to get to _____?
( )
Take me there, please.
( )

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available?
( )
How much is a room for one person/two people?
( )
Does the room come with...
( )
...bedsheets?
( )
...a bathroom?
( )
...a telephone?
( )
...a TV?
( )
May I see the room first?
( )
Do you have anything quieter?
( )
...bigger?
( )
...cleaner?
( )
...cheaper?
( )
OK, I'll take it.
( )
I will stay for _____ night(s).
( )
Can you suggest another hotel?
( )
Do you have a safe?
( )
...lockers?
( )
Is breakfast/supper included?
( )
What time is breakfast/supper?
( )
Please clean my room.
( )
Can you wake me at _____?
( )
I want to check out.
( )

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
( )
Do you accept British pounds?
( )
Do you accept euros?
( )
Do you accept credit cards?
( )
Can you change money for me?
( )
Where can I get money changed?
( )
Can you change a traveler's check for me?
( )
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
( )
What is the exchange rate?
( )
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
( )

Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please.
( )
Can I look at the menu, please?
( )
Can I look in the kitchen?
( )
Is there a house specialty?
( )
Is there a local specialty?
( )
I'm a vegetarian.
( )
I don't eat pork.
( )
I don't eat beef.
( )
I only eat kosher food.
( )
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
( )
fixed-price meal
( )
a la carte
( )
breakfast
( )
lunch
( )
tea (meal)
( )
supper
( )
I want _____.
( )
I want a dish containing _____.
( )
chicken
( )
beef
( )
fish
( )
ham
( )
sausage
( )
cheese
( )
eggs
( )
salad
( )
(fresh) vegetables
( )
(fresh) fruit
( )
bread
( )
toast
( )
noodles
( )
rice
( )
beans
( )
May I have a glass of _____?
( )
May I have a cup of _____?
( )
May I have a bottle of _____?
( )
coffee
( )
tea (drink)
( )
juice
( )
(bubbly) water
( )
(still) water
( )
beer
( )
red/white wine
( )
May I have some _____?
( )
salt
( )
black pepper
( )
butter
( )
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
( )
I'm finished.
( )
It was delicious.
( )
Please clear the plates.
( )
The check, please.
( )

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol?
( )
Is there table service?
( )
A beer/two beers, please.
( )
A glass of red/white wine, please.
( )
A pint, please.
( )
A bottle, please.
( )
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please.
( )
whiskey
( )
vodka
( )
rum
( )
water
( )
club soda
( )
tonic water
( )
orange juice
( )
Coke (soda)
( )
Do you have any bar snacks?
( )
One more, please.
( )
Another round, please.
( )
When is closing time?
( )
Cheers!
( )

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size?
( )
How much is this?
( )
That's too expensive.
( )
Would you take _____?
( )
expensive
( )
cheap
( )
I can't afford it.
( )
I don't want it.
( )
You're cheating me.
( )
I'm not interested.
(..)
OK, I'll take it.
( )
Can I have a bag?
( )
Do you ship (overseas)?
( )
I need...
( )
...toothpaste.
( )
...a toothbrush.
( )
...tampons.
. ( )
...soap.
( )
...shampoo.
( )
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
( )
...cold medicine.
( )
...stomach medicine.
... ( )
...a razor.
( )
...an umbrella.
( )
...sunblock lotion.
( )
...a postcard.
( )
...postage stamps.
( )
...batteries.
( )
...writing paper.
( )
...a pen.
( )
...English-language books.
( )
...English-language magazines.
( )
...an English-language newspaper.
( )
...an English-English dictionary.
( )

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car.
( )
Can I get insurance?
( )
stop (on a street sign)
( )
one way
( )
yield
( )
no parking
( )
speed limit
( )
gas (petrol) station
( )
petrol
( )
diesel
( )

Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong.
( )
It was a misunderstanding.
( )
Where are you taking me?
( )
Am I under arrest?
( )
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
( )
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
( )
I want to talk to a lawyer.
( )
Can I just pay a fine now?
( )
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