Essential words and phrases in Luxembourgish

The official languages spoken in Luxembourg are, of course, Luxembourgish, but also French and German.
When you arrive in Luxembourg and to integrate more easily, here are some useful words and phrases translated into French / English and Luxembourgish.


Je m’appelle…Ech heeschen…My Name is…
Comment allez-vous ?Wéi geet et Iech ?How are you?
Je vais bien.
Et toi (vous)?
Et geet mir gutt.
A bäi dir (Iech)?
I am well.
And you?
Enchanté(e)Et freet mechPleased to meet you
J’habite en villeEch wunnen an der StaadI live in town
Un instant s’il vous plaitEen Ament, wann ech geliftJust one moment please
Merci beaucoupVillmols merciThank you very much
Je suis vraiment désoléEt deet mer wierklech LeedI am really sorry
Ce n’est pas graveEt ass net schlëmmIt is okay
Pouvez-vous parler
un peu plus doucement
s’il vous plait ?
Kënnt Dir e bësse méi lues
schwätzen, wann ech gelift ?
Could you speak
more slowly please?
Pourriez-vous répéter s’il vous plait ?Kënnt Dir dat widderhuelen, wann ech gelift ?Could you repeat that please?
Comment dit-on cela en luxembourgeois ?Wéi seet een dat 
op Lëtzebuergesch ?How do you say that in Luxembourgish?
J’apprends le luxembourgeoisEch léiere LëtzebuergeschI am learning Luxembourgish
Que puis-je faire pour vous ?Wat kann ech fir
Iech maachen ?
How can I help you?
Je ne suis pas d’accordEch si net averstanenI do not agree
Quelle heure est-il ?Wéi spéit ass et ? Wéivill Auer ass et ?What is the time?
Je cherche…Ech sichen…I am looking for…
Je n’ai pas de monnaieEch hu keng MënzI don’t have any change
J’ai mal à la têteEch hunn de Kapp wéiI have a headache
Je suis maladeEch si krankI am not very well
Quel temps fait-il ?Wéi ass d’Wieder ?What is the weather like?
Il fait beauD’Wieder ass schéinThe weather is nice
Quel est le plat du jour ?Wat hu Dir als Plat du jour ?What is the dish of the day?
On va prendre un verre ?Gi mer e Patt huelen ?Shall we go and have a drink?

We have also prepared some essential expressions in Luxembourgish to help you in your integration in Luxembourg. The natives of the country will appreciate your effort, even if it is only to start the conversation and then going back to French, German or English.

And if you want to go further in learning Luxembourgish, visit our dedicated page to learn Luxembourgish. Children enrolled in the Luxembourg school system benefit from language support courses.

Lëtzebuerger Online Dictionnaire

This multilingual on-line dictionary produced by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture lists the words of the Luxembourgish language with their translation into German, French, English and Portuguese. It should be useful to everyone …