Posts tagged verbs
Start learning Luxembourgish by looking at common verbs

It can be a bit frustrating when you start learning a new language. It just seems that there is so much to learn before knowing even the basics. Where do you start? And how do you know if you’ve made any progress?

Today, we will look at a common-verb list you can find on the Infolux website

Learn how to use this list whether you're a beginner or advanced learner. 


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Try this memorization technique for verb conjugations


Do you remember verb conjugation from your school days? Reading, covering up the solution, trying to remember the correct answer, writing and re-writing endless lists of verbs... for a lot of people, this was not much fun (even though, depending on your learning preferences, this might actually have worked for you). We will try a different method here so you can see for yourself if that works for you as a primary method of learning Luxembourgish verb conjugations, or maybe just as an occasional change in your language-learning routine.

This method relies on the assumption that language is better learned when we use our imagination and emotions and not simply repeat endless lists of words. 

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Ginn, ginn, ginn... how can one word have so many meanings?

A quick look at the online dictionary immediately shows how many meanings and expressions this simple word has (I counted 120). In his 2010 book De Sproochmates, the linguaphile Alain Atten alludes to the fact that not even scientific research currently fully understands the many usages of ‘ginn’ since we have not yet been able to track its development over time.

In this post, I would like to give you a short and useful introduction to some of the more important usages of ‘ginn’ that someone starting out to learn Luxembourgish might come across.

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