Useful phrases in Limburgish

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).

Phrase Limburgs (Limburgish)
Welcome Wilkóm
Hello (General greeting) Hallo
Hello (on phone) Hallo, mit [name]
How are you? Wie bisse?
Reply to 'How are you?' Geit good mit mich (I'm well)
Long time no see Lang neet gezeen
What's your name? Wie heits doe?
My name is ... Ich heit ...
Where are you from? Wo kommse vandaon?
I'm from ... Ich kom oet ...
Pleased to meet you Good dich te zeen
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night Gojenach
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! Succes!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Fiene daag verder
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Fiene ries
Yes Joa
No Nae
Maybe Misjien
I don't know Ich weit ut neet
Do you understand? Begriepse?
Begrieps doe?
I understand Ich sjnap ut
I don't understand Ich versjtaon ut neet
Ich begriep 't neet
Please speak more slowly Kinsse essebleef get langzaomer kallen?
Please say that again Zèk det essebleef opnuuj
Please write it down Sjrief ut veur mich essebleef
Do you speak English? Sjpraeks doe Ingels?
Do you speak Limburgish? Sjpraeks doe Limburgsch?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jao, ein bitje
Do you speak a language
other than
Spraekse onnogun angere taol es Limburgsch?
Spraekse auch un angere taol es Limburgsch?
Speak to me in Limburgish Sjpraek mit mich in ut Limburgsc
How do you say ... in Limburgish? Wie zaes doe ... in ut Limburgsch?
Excuse me Verekskezeer! (inf)
Verekskezeert! (frm)
How much is this? Wieveil is dit?
Sorry Excuus
Sjpiet mich
Please Essebleef
Thank you Merci
Reply to thank you Maok niks
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Woe is 't prevāthoes?
Woe is 't twalèt
This gentleman will pay for everything Daeze Hier betaolt alles
This lady will pay for everything Daeze Dame betaolt alles
Would you like to dance with me? Wil doe mit mich denser?
Do you come here often? Kumpse hie dèkker?
I miss you Ich mis dich
I love you Ik hald van dich
Get well soon Baetersjap
Go away! Gank!
Leave me alone! Laot mich allein
Help! Hellep!
Fire! Brandj!
Stop! Stop!
Call the police! Rope de plissie!
Christmas greetings Un Zaolige Kèrsmès
New Year greetings Un Glökkig nuuj Jaor
Easter greetings Vrolik Pasen
Birthday greetings Gelökkige verjaordaag
Congratulations! Perfiesiat!
One language is never enough Ein taol is noeit genóg
My hovercraft is full of eels Mien hovercraft steit vol paolinge


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