Learn Luxembourgish

Stretching over NW Europe are the West Germanic languages. Just because you can speak one doesn't mean you can speak another, but they do share language features. Luxembourgish has around 400,000 speakers and is one of the official languages of Luxembourg, along with French and German.

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Where Is It Spoken?

Luxembourg

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Number Of Speakers

400,000

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Language Family

Germanic

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Fun facts about Luxembourgish

  • The motto of Luxembourg is ‘Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn’ which translates as ‘We want to remain what we are’ (meaning independent of other countries).

  • There’s a Luxembourgish expression: ‘I’m as angry as a spider’ (Ech si rose wéi eng Spann).

  • In a survey, 55.8% of the country's inhabitants gave Luxembourgish as their 'principal language'.

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