Useful phrases in Northern Low Saxon

A collection of useful phrases in Northern Low Saxon, a West Low German dialect spoken in parts of northern Germany.

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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).

English Noord-Neddersassisch/Plattdüütsch
(Northern Low Saxon)
Welcome Willkamen
(General greeting)
How are you? Wo geiht't?
Reply to 'How are you?' (Mi geiht't) good. Un di? (sg)
(Mi geiht't) good. Un jo? (pl)
Long time no see Lang nich sehn
What's your name? Wo heetst du?
My name is ... Ik heet ...
Where are you from? Wonääm kümmst du vun af? (sg)
Wonääm kaamt jo vun af? (pl)
I'm from ... Ik kaam ut … (sg)
Wi kaamt ut … (pl)
Pleased to meet you Schöön, di kennen to lehrn (sg)
Schöön, jo kennen to lehrn (pl)
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
(Goden) Morgen
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
(Goden) Dag
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
(Goden) Avend
Good night (Gode) Nacht
(Parting phrases)
Adjüüs / Tschüüs
Good luck Allens Gode!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Hold di fuchtig! (sg) Hold jo fuchtig! (pl)
Have a nice day Goden Dag noch!
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Laat di dat lecker smecken! (sg)
Laat jo dat lecker smecken! (pl)
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Gode Reis'!
I don't understand Ik verstah dat nich
Can you speak more slowly? Snack maal 'n bäten suutje (sg)
Snackt maal 'n bäten suutje (pl)
Can you say that again? Kannst dat nochmaal seggen? (inf)
Kœnt Se dat noch maal seggen? (frm)
Please write it down Wääs so good un schriev' dat up
Do you speak Low Saxon?
Yes, a little
Snackst (du) Platt? (sg)
Snackt ji Platt? (pl)
Ja, 'n bäten
How do you say ... in Low Saxon? Wo heet dat up Platt? (word)
Wo seggt 'n dat up Platt? (sentence or expression)
Excuse me Nähm dat man nich för ungood! (sg)
Nähmt dat man nich för ungood! (pl)
How much is this? Wat köst dat? Wovääl köst dat?
Sorry Deit mi leed
Thank you
Dank di (sg) Dank jo (pl)
Nich daar för
Where's the toilet? Wonääm is dat Paddemang?
This gentleman/lady will pay for everything Düsse Herr betahlt för allens
Düsse Daam' betahlt för allens
Would you like to dance with me? Mag ik bäden? Wullt du danzen?
I love you Ik heff di leev
Get well soon Gode Bäternis!
Leave me alone! Laat mi tofräden!
Call the police! Roop de Schandarms! (sg)
Roopt de Schandarms! (pl)
Christmas and New Year greetings Frohe Wiehnachten un allens Gode för 't neje Jahr!
Easter greetings Frohe Oostern! Frohe Paaschen!
Birthday greetings Allens Gode to'n Boortsdag!
One language is never enough Een Spraak is nie nich noog
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?

Northern Low Saxon phrases and recordings from Reinhard F. Hahn

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