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馃 Western Frisian Greetings for Everyday Life

Hi Western Frisian learners! 馃槂


Do you want to learn how to great people in Western Frisian?

Western Frisian or West Frisian or simply Frysk is spoken by around 400,000 people, mainly in the Dutch province of Friesland.

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you鈥檙e planning a trip to Friesland or are trying to learn Frysk, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.


Let鈥檚 get started! 馃

Greetings[edit | edit source]

English Western Frisian
general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Hagoeie
general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Agoeje
general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] No goei
general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Goeie
general greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Goedei
morning greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Moarn
morning greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Goemoarn
afternoon greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Middei
afternoon greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Goemiddei
evening greeting in the Westerlauwers dialect [fry-wes] Goej没n
general greeting in the Skierm没ntseagersk dialect G煤jen dei
morning greeting in the Skierm没ntseagersk dialect G煤je m么ne
afternoon greeting in the Skierm没ntseagersk dialect G煤je midde
evening greeting in the Skierm没ntseagersk dialect G煤jen jaun
general greeting in the Snekers dialect Harree
how are you? in the Volendams dialect Nou wet zee juu?
how are you? formal Hoe giet it mei jo?
how are you? informal Hoe giet it mei dy?
reply to Hoe giet it mei jo and Hoe giet it mei dy It is goed mei my
how are you? Hoe gjit it?
how are you? formal Hoe is 't mei jo?
how are you? informal Hoe is 't mei dy?
welcome greeting Wolkom
Long time no see Lang net sjoen
What's your name? Hoe hjitte jo?

Hoe hjitst do?

My name is ...
  • Myn namme is ...
  • Ik hyt ...
Where are you from? W锚r komme jo wei?
I'm from ... Ik kom fan ...
Pleased to meet you Yn 't wolnimmen
Goodbye

(Parting phrases)

  • Hoi
  • Oant sjen
  • Oant letter
Good luck! S煤kses
Cheers! Good Health!

(Toasts used when drinking)

Tsjoch!
Have a nice day Noflike dei
Christmas greetings Noflike Krystdagen
New Year greetings In Lokkich Nijjier!
Easter greetings Lokkich Peaske
Birthday greetings Fan herte lokwinske mei dyn jirdei

Sources[edit | edit source]

Polyglot Club thanks Jennifer Runner for her outstanding work in collecting some of the phrases for this Western Frisian lesson. 馃憤

Her objective is, like the Polyglot Club, to promote intercultural communication and understanding and to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the world. 鉁

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