Useful phrases in West Jutlandic

A collection of useful phrases in West Jutlandic (væstjysk), a variety of Danish spoken in western Jutland in Denmark.

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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 væstjysk (West Jutlandic)
Welcome Wælkommen
Hello (General greeting) Goddaw
Hello (on phone) Hallå
How are you? Hwuuorn goor ’e?
Reply to 'How are you?' Det goor hiiel fiqn
Long time no see Det war lænng sijen
What's your name? Hwa hiqe do?
My name is ... A hiqe ...
Where are you from? Hwuuor kommer do fræ?
I'm from ... A komme fræ ...
Pleased to meet you Hygli å myø dæ!
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Go måern
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Go attermæjje
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Go awtten
Good night Go nat
(Parting phrases)
Good luck! Held og løkk!
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Have a nice day Ha en guuo daw!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Guuo ræjes!
Yes Ja
No Næj
Maybe Moskiie
I don't know A vee ’e æḥ
Do you understand? Forstoor do?
I understand A forstoor
I don't understand A forstoor æḥ
Please speak more slowly Ka do’ḥ snakk en smuwel langsomme?
Please say that again Ka do’ḥ sæej ’e ijæn?
Please write it down Ka do’ḥ skryew ’e niie?
Do you speak English? Snakker do engelsk?
Do you speak West Jutlandic? Snakker do væstjysk?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Ja, en bette smuwel
Do you speak a language
other than
West Jutlandic?
Snakker do anne sproogh end væstjysk?
Speak to me in West Jutlandic Snak te mæ o væstjysk
How do you say ... in West Jutlandic? Hwuoorn sæjer den ... o væstjysk?
Excuse me Ondskyld!
How much is this? Hwour møj er ’e?
Sorry Ondskyld!
Please Ve do æḥ nok?
Thank you Tak
Reply to thank you Det war så lidt
Where's the toilet / bathroom? Hwuuor er æ toilæt?
This gentleman will pay for everything Den heer herre betåller ’e hiel
This lady will pay for everything Den heer frouw betåller ’e hiel
Would you like to dance with me? Ska vi dans?
Do you come here often? Er do tit heer?
I miss you A sawner dæ!
I love you A elske dæ!
Get well soon A hower do blywer snåår rask!
Go away! Forswind!
Leave me alone! Lå mæ væer!
Help! Hjælp!
Fire! Det brænner!
Stop! Ståp!
Call the police! Ring te æ politiq!
Christmas greetings Guuo ywl!
New Year greetings Guuo nøøyooer!
Easter greetings Guuo poesk!
Birthday greetings Teløkk mæ æ daw!
Congratulations! Teløkk!
One language is never enough Jæn sproogh er aldri nåk!
My hovercraft is full of eels Mi loftpuewfåertøj er fuld å ool

Phrases provided by Marc Daniel Skibsted Volhardt

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