Learn How to Use Correctly The Weekdays In Luxembourgish

Do you know how to use the weekdays when talking in Luxembourgish? When memorizing chunks of phrases, such as méindes moies, gëschter Moien,  you will feel more confident and you will be able to talk with less hesitations in conversations.  Learn in today’s lesson how to use and understand common phrases with the weekdays native speakers use in everyday conversations in Luxembourgish. Let’s start by learning that

a day is en Dag. Dag is a masculine noun (den Dag) and the plural is Deeg
a week is eng Woch. Woch is a feminine noun (d’Woch) and the plural is Wochen.
a month is e Mount. Mount is a masculine noun (de Mount) and the plural is Méint.
a weekend is e Weekend. Weekend is a masculine noun (de Weekend) and the plural is Weekenter.

Listen to the podcast of this lesson or watch the video presentation to improve your  listening skills.

The Luxembourgish Weekdays

Learn the days of the week Wochendeeg. Most of the days in Luxembourgish end in -deg. The seven days of the week are masculine. 

Méindeg, Dënschdeg, Mëttwoch, Donnneschdeg, Freideg, Samschdeg, Sonndeg

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

There is one other thing I think is worth mentioning: you can in some regions of Luxembourg hear some people saying Méinden instead of Méindeg. This applies to all the days of the week. So the end of the weekdays is pronounced –en.

To say on Monday or on Friday you use the indefinite masculine article en.

e Méindeg, en Dënschdeg, e Mëttwoch, asw
on Monday, on Tuesday, on Wednesday, etc

Now Luxembourgish has words to describe if we do something habitually or regularly, such as on Mondays or in the mornings etc. Then we say méindes or moies

méindes, dënschdes, mëttwochs, asw
on Mondays, on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays, etc

all Méindeg, all Dënschdeg, all Mëttwoch, asw
every Monday, every Tuesday, every Wednesday, etc

leschte Méindeg last Monday
nächste Sonndeg the coming Sunday

Common and Useful Phrases with the Weekdays:

Haut ass Freideg. Today is Friday.
Muer ass Samschdeg. Tomorrow is Saturday.
Gëschter war Donneschdeg. Yesterday was Thursday.
Haut de Moien hunn ech …. . This morning I have ….
Gëschter Owend war ech immens midd. Yesterday evening I was very tired.

E Sonndeg den Owend. On Sunday evening.
Méindes moies stinn ech um 6 Auer op. I get up at 6 o’clock on Monday mornings.
De Weekend ginn ech oft an de Kino. On the weekend I often go to the cinema.
Hues du de nächste Weekend schonn eppes vir? Do you already have some plans for the next weekend? 

Do always say:

(Haut) de Moien / den Owend for this morning / this evening; and
gëschter Moien / Owend for yesterday morning / evening.

Using the Weekdays in the Past Tense

When talking about something which happened a few days (but not yesterday), weeks or years ago  use méindes, sonndes, moies, mëttes, asw

Examples:

An der Vakanz sinn ech moies eréischt um 10 Auer opgestan. During the holidays I didn’t get up before 10am.
D’lescht Joer war ech freides mëttes heiansdo fräi. Last year I sometimes was on leave on Friday afternoon. 
Wéi ech jonk war si mir sonndes dacks bei meng Bom gaang. When I was young, we often went on Sunday at my grandmother’s house.
Virdrun hunn ech owes vill Tëlee gekuckt. In the past I watched a lot tv in the evenings.

I hope, that this was helpful. And in the lessons 13, 16 & 17 of the online course Easy Luxembourgish Level 1 you can learn even more about  the weekdays, the months, dates and seasons.


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