Useful phrases in Alsatian

A collection of useful phrases in Alsatian, a Germanic language spoken mainly in Alsace in northeast of France.

You can see the phrases in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

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Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal

EnglishËlsässisch (Alsatian)
WelcomeWellkumma / Willkumme
HelloHallo / Güete Tag / Buschur / Güata Tàg
Göte Tàij / Grias di wohl / Salü
How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
Wie geht's Ihne? (frm)
Wie geht's dir (inf)
'S géht güet, ùn dü?
Long time no seeMir hànn ùns schon làng nemmi gséhn
What's your name?
My name is ...
Wie heisch dü?
Ich heisch ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
Wo kùmmsch dü her?
Ich kùmm von ...
Pleased to meet youEs freit mich Sie kenne ze lehre (frm)
Es freit mich dich kenne ze lehre (inf)
Good morningGüete Morge
Good afternoonGüete Nàchmittag
Good eveningGüete Obe / A güata-n-owa / A göte-n-owwe.
Good nightGüet' Nàcht
GoodbyeOr'var
Good luckViel Gliek
Cheers/Good health!G'sundheit!
Have a nice dayA scheene Dàa
Bon appetitE Güeter!
Bon voyageBù Voyage
I understandIch versteh
I don't understandIch versteh nitt
I don't knowIch weiss nitt
Please speak more slowlyRedde lëngsemer, wënn 's beliebt
Please say that againRepeteer noch a Mol
Please write it downWotsch's ùfschriwa
Do you speak English?Kannst dü Englisch redde?
Do you speak Alsatian?
Yes, a little
Kannst dü Ëlsässisch redde?
Ja a bessele
Speak to me in Alsatian Redd mit m'r Elsässisch
How do you say ... in Alsatian? Wie seit m'r ... in Elsässisch?
Excuse me's düet mir Leid
How much is this?Was koschtet das?
SorryEs töt mir leid
PleaseWënn 's beliebt
Thank you

Response
Mersi / Vielmohls mersi
'S esch nitt de Wart
'S esch (schon) güet
Where's the toilet?Wo isch 's Kabinee?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everythingDer Monsieur bezàhlt àlles (gentleman)
Die Màdàm bezàhlt àlles (lady)
Would you like to dance with me?Wotsch dü mit mir tanza?
Wit dü mit mir tanza?
I miss youDü felsch mir
I love youIch hàb dich gär / Ich hàb lieb fir dich
Get well soonWor bàl(d) widder g'sùnd
Go away!Géh jetz!
Leave me alone!Los mich in Rüh/Röh!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Au Secours! Hilf!
Fier!
Her ùff!
Call the police!Röff d'Polizei!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
E güeti Wïnâchte un e gleckichs Nej Johr
Happy EasterFrohe Ostern
Happy BirthdayViel Gleck zöm Gabursdàa
One language is never enoughEini Sproch esch nie genöh
Eini Sproch langt nie
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mini Aéroglisseur esch voll von Ààle
Mini Howerkràft esch voll von Ààle