Useful phrases in Sylt Frisian

A collection of useful phrases in Sylt Frisian (Söl'ring), a variety of North Frisian spoken in on the island of Sylt in the North Frisia region of Germany.

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English Söl'ring (Sylt Frisian)
Welcome Welkemen
Hello (General greeting) Moin
Gurdai
How are you? Hur gair-t di?
Hur gair-t di wat?
Reply to 'How are you?' Mi gair-t gur, en di?
Long time no see Lung ek sen
What's your name? Hur jitst dü?
My name is ... Ik jit ...
Where are you from? Hur kumst dü fan?
I'm from ... Ik kum fan ...
Pleased to meet you Net di tö raakin
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Gur Miaren
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Gur Dai
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Gudinj
Good night Gur Nacht
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Faarwel
Good luck! Gur Lek!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Sünhair!
Have a nice day En net Dai jit!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Smaakelk Iiten
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Gur Rais
Yes Jaa
No Naan
Maybe Mesken
Filecht
I don't know Ik weet ek
Do you understand? Forstaanst?
Forstaanst dü?
I understand Ik forstuun dit
I don't understand Ik forstuun dit ek
Please speak more slowly Wiis sa gur en snaki en bet lungsomer
Wiis sa gur en snaki wat lungsomer
Please say that again Wiis sa gur en sii dit jitjens
Please write it down Wiis sa gur en skriiv dit āp
Do you speak English? Snakest dü Engelsk?
Do you speak Sylt Frisian? Snakest dü Söl'ring?
Snakest dü Friisk?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jaa, en bet
Do you speak a language
other than
Sylt Frisian?
Snakest en üđer Spraak üs Sölring?
Snakest dü en üđer Spraak üs Sölring
Speak to me in Sylt Frisian Snaki Sölring me mi
How do you say ... in Sylt Frisian? Hur sair em... üp Nuurđfriisk?
Hur sair em... üp Söl'ring?
Excuse me Öntskiljigi
How much is this? Hurfuul kostet dit?
Sorry Fortröt mi
Dēr mi liir
Please Wiis sa gur
Thank you Fuul Toonk
Reply to thank you Niin Uarsaak
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Hur es dit Hüsji?
This gentleman will pay for everything Desjirem Man betaalet ales
Des Man betaalet ales
This lady will pay for everything Desjirem Daam betaalet ales
Des Daam betaalet ales
Would you like to dance with me? Maist dü me mi daansi?
Wet dü me mi daansi?
Do you come here often? Kumst aaft jaart?
Kumst aaft jirhen?
Kumst dü aaft jaart?
Kumst dü aaft jirhen?
I miss you Ik waant di
Dü waanst mi
I love you Ik haa di lef
Ik hual fan di
Get well soon Gur Beetering
Go away! Gung wech!
Leave me alone! Let mi aliining!
Help! Help!
Fire! Jöl!
Stop! Hual!
Hual āp!
Stop!
Call the police! Röp di Politii!
Christmas greetings Gur Jööl!
Lekelk Jööl!
New Year greetings Gur Niijaar!
Easter greetings Lekelk Puask!
Birthday greetings Lekelk Bērensdai
Congratulations! Hartelk Lekwensk!
Ik gratliari!
One language is never enough Jen Spraak es oler noch
My hovercraft is full of eels Min Lochtkisenbuat es fol fan Jiler

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