A collection of useful phrases in Saterland Frisian, a variety of Frisian spoken in north west Germany.
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)|
|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
It giet wol
|Long time no see|
|What's your name?||Woo hatst du?
|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|
|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|
|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?|
|How much is this?||Wat kostet dat?|
|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|
|Leave me alone!|
|Call the police!|
|Birthday greetings||Ales guuds tu dan gebuursdai|
|One language is never enough|
|My hovercraft is full of eels|
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