Luxembourgish 101

Luxembourgish Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Luxembourgish language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Luxembourgish
I

ech
you
(singular)
thou (archaic)

du
he

hien
we

mir
you (plural)

dir
they

si
this

dëst
that

dat
here

hei
there

do
who

wien
what

wat
where

wou
when

wéini
how

wéi
not

net
all

all
many (fele)

vill
some

puer, e puer
few

wéineg
other

aner
one

een
two

zwee
three

dräi
four

véier
five

fënnef
big, (great)

grouss
long

laang
wide (broad)

breet
thick

déck
heavy

schwéier
small (little)

kleng
short

kuerz
narrow

schmuel
thin

dënn
woman

Fra
man
(adult male)

Mann
man
(human being)

Mënsch
child
(a youth)

Kand
wife

Fra
husband

Mann
mother

Mamm
father

Papp
animal (beast)

Déier
fish

Fësch
bird (fowl)

Vull
dog (hound)

Hond, Mupp
louse

Laus
snake

Schlaang
worm

Wuerm
tree (beam)

Bam
forest

Bësch
stick
(of wood)

Bengel
fruit

Fruucht
seed

Som
leaf (blade)

Blat
root

Wuerzel
bark
(of tree)

Schuel
flower

Blumm
grass

Gras
rope

Seel
skin (hide)

Haut
meat
(as in flesh)

Fleesch
blood

Blutt
bone

Schank
fat
(noun)

Fett
egg

Ee
horn

Har
tail

Schwanz
feather
(rather not down)

Fieder, Plomm
hair

Hoer
head

Kapp
ear

Ouer
eye

A
nose

Nues
mouth

Mond
tooth
(rather not molar)

Zant
tongue

Zong
fingernail

Nol, (Fangernol)
foot

Fouss
leg

Been
knee

Knéi
hand

Hand
wing

Flillek
belly

Bauch
guts

Träipen
neck

Hals
back (ridge)

Réck
breast

Broscht
heart

Häerz
liver

Liewer
to drink

drénken
to eat

iessen
to bite

bäissen
to suck

suckelen
to spit

späitzen
to vomit

katzen
to blow
(as wind)

blosen
to breathe

otmen
to laugh

laachen
to see

gesin, kucken
to hear

héieren
to know

wëssen
to think

denken
to smell
(sense odor)

richen
to fear

fäerten
to sleep

schlofen
to live

liewen
to die

stierwen
to kill

doud maachen
to fight
(physically)

streiden
to hunt
(transitive)

joen
to hit

schloen
to cut

schneiden
to split

deelen
to stab
(or stick)

stiechen
to scratch
(an itch)

krazen
to dig

buddelen
to swim

schwammen
to fly

fléien
to walk

goen
to come

kommen
to lie
(as on one's side)

leien
to sit

sëtzen
to stand

stoen
to turn
(change direction)

dréinen
to fall
(as in drop)

falen
to give

gin
to hold
(in one's hand)

halen
to squeeze

drécken
to rub

reiwen
to wash

wäschen
to wipe

wëschen
to pull (drag)

zéien
to push

drécken
to throw (cast)

schéissen
to tie (bind)

bannen
to sew

bitzen
to count

zielen
to say

soen
to sing

sangen
to play

spillen
to float

schwiewen (air), schwammen (water)
to flow

fléissen
to freeze

fréieren
to swell

schwëllen
sun

Sonn
moon

Mound
star

Stär
water

Waasser
to rain

Reen
river

Floss
lake

Séi
sea
(as in ocean)

Mier
salt

Salz
stone

Steen
sand

Sand
dust

Stëbs
earth
(as in soil)

Buedem
cloud

Wollek
fog

Niwwel
sky

Himmel
wind
(as in breeze)

Wand, Loft
snow

Schnéi
ice

Äis
smoke

Damp
fire

Feier
ash

Äschen
to burn
(intransitive)

brennen
road

Strooss
mountain

Bierg
red

rout
green

gréng
yellow

giel
white

wäiss
black (swart)

schwaarz
night

Nuecht
day
(daytime)

Dag
year

Joer
warm
(as in weather)

waarm
cold
(as in weather)

kal
full

foll
new

nei
old

al
good

gutt
bad

schlecht
rotten
(as a log)

faul
dirty

knaschteg, dreckeg
straight

riicht
round

ronn
sharp
(as a knife)

schaarf
dull
(as a knife)

stomp
smooth

glat
wet

naass
dry
(adjective)

dréchen
correct

richteg
near

nobäi
far

wäit, wäit ewech
right
(side)

riets
left
(side)

lénks
at

an, bei, dran, op
in

an, dran
with

mat
and

an
if

wann
because

well
name

Numm

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