A collection of useful phrases in Limburgish, a Germanic language spoken mainly in parts of the Netherlands, Belgium and 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).
|Hello (General greeting)||Hallo|
|Hello (on phone)|
|How are you?|
|Reply to 'How are you?'|
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Hoe heits doe?|
|My name is ...||Ich heit ...|
|Where are you from?|
|I'm from ...|
|Pleased to meet you|
|Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
|Have a nice day|
|Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
|Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
|I don't know||Ich weit ut neet|
|I don't understand||Ich versjtaon neet
Ich begriep 't neet
|Please speak more slowly|
|Please say that again|
|Please write it down|
|Do you speak English?|
|Do you speak Limburgish?||Sjpraeks doe Limburgs?|
|Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
|Jao, ein bitje|
|Speak to me in Limburgish|
|How do you say ... in Limburgish?||Wie zaes doe ... in Limburgs?|
|Excuse me||Verekskezeer! (inf)
|How much is this?|
|Reply to thank you|
|Where's the toilet?||Woe is 't prevāthoes?
Woe is 't twalèt?
|This gentleman will pay for everything|
|This lady will pay for everything|
|Would you like to dance with me?||Wil doe mit mich denser?|
|I miss you|
|I love you||Ik hald van dich|
|Get well soon|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!||Rope de plissie!|
|Christmas and New Year greetings|
|Birthday greetings||Gelökkige verjaordaag|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels
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Other collections of Limburgish phrases
Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, Cimbrian, Danish, Dutch, Elfdalian, English (British), Faroese, Flemish (West), Frisian (North), Frisian (Saterland), Frisian (West), German, Gothic, Icelandic, Limburgish, Low Saxon, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Old English, Scots, Stellingwarfs, Swedish, Swiss German (Basel dialect), Swiss German (Chur dialect), Swiss German (Lucerne dialect), Yiddish