Posts tagged Lëtzebuergesch
New Year’s resolutions - Gutt Virsätz

I’m always glad when the Christmas break is over and I’m able to start the New Year with recharged batteries and a sense of renewed purpose.

Ech sinn ëmmer frou, wann d’Chrëschtdagspaus eriwwer ass an ech dat Neit Joer mat frësch geluedene Batterien an engem neien Elan kann ufänken.

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10 back-to-school sentences that simplify your life

Autumn has officially arrived, the kids are back in school and the adults are back at work. Hopefully, you have had a chance to recharge your batteries and are feeling a renewed sense of energy as life and work are speeding up again after the summer break. Maybe you have vowed to finish some important projects before the end of the year or simply taken on some new challenges. Maybe you have even decided to start learning Luxembourgish.

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Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Luxembourgish in 5 Easy Steps

Every one of us can find an excuse not to learn and speak a foreign language. And it’s only natural to do so. After all, communicating in a different language takes us out of our comfort zone completely and puts us at the mercy of our native conversation partners. Yes, it can be awkward to make a mistake but we are grownups and should know how to laugh it off at this point in our lives. I have learned five foreign languages in my life and never once offended a native speaker to the point where they marched off in anger or pointed their finger at me laughing out loud.

So, what can you do to overcome your fear and start speaking today?

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An expert opinion on the Luxembourgish of Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

On June 24, 2014, on the occasion of the Luxembourg National Day, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie gave her first TV interview in Luxembourgish. Stéphanie, born in Belgium, only started learning Luxembourgish about two years ago and her TV interview caused quite the stir in the comments sections across the web.

Just how good is her Luxembourgish?

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Luxembourgish, dialect or language?

What is Luxembourgish?

Luxembourgish, or Lëtzebuergesch, is the native language of Luxembourgers. Foreigners often tell me it sounds like Dutch but softer. It has kept much of the German grammar and syntax and a lot of its words can be traced back to either German or French.

Isn’t it just a dialect?

Technically no. In 1984, Lëtzebuergesch was established as the national language of Luxembourg and adopted as one of three official languages, alongside German and French. However, the question of when and how a dialect becomes a language is not a simple one to answer.

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