8 Steps to introduce yourself in Luxembourgish – A1

Learn in 8 easy steps how to introduce yourself in Luxembourgish. This lesson might be very useful if you have to introduce yourself briefly for a job interview or an oral language test for example the Sproochentest (language test to get the Luxembourgish citizenship) or at any other occasion.

At the end of this lesson I will illustrate these 8 steps with 2 introduction examples.

1. Numm – name 

You have 3 possibilities to tell your name:

  1. Mäin Numm ass Anne / Tom. – My name is Anne / Tom.
  2. Ech sinn d’Anne / den Tom. – I am Anne / Tom.
  3. Ech heeschen Anne / Tom. – I’m called Anne / Tom.

2. Hierkonft – origine

Ech kommen aus England. – I come from England.

Ech sinn Englänner / Englännerin. –  I am English (man / woman).

3. Alter – age

Ech sinn 30 Joer al. – I’m 30 years old.

Ech hunn 30 Joer. – I have 30 years.

4. Ech si(nn) bestuet – I’m married

Ech si bestuet an hunn zwee Kanner. – I’m married and I have 2 kids.

Ech si Jongesell / Jongesellin. – I’m single.

Ech si gescheet. – I’m divorced.

Ech si gepacst. – I live in a civil partnership.

5. Ech wunnen zu … – I live in …

Ech wunnen zu Lëtzebuerg säit / zënter 6 Joer. – I’ve been living in Luxembourg for 6 years.

6. Ech schwätzen … – I speak …

Ech schwätze Spuenesch, Franséisch, Englesch an e bësse Lëtzebuergesch. –
I speak Spanish, French, English and a bit Luxembourgish.

7. Ech schaffen als … – I work as an …

Ech schaffen als Comptabel op engem Büro. – I work as an accountant at an office.

Ech schaffen als Verkeeferin an engem Geschäft. – I work as a sales woman in a shop.

Ech sinn nach Student. – I’m still a student.

Ech schaffen de Moment net. – I don’t work at the moment.

8. Meng Hobbye(n) sinn … – My hobbies are …

Meng Hobbye si Vëlo fueren, schwammen, Musek lauschteren a liesen. –
My hobbies are cycling, swimming, listening to music and reading.

Beispiller – examples

Ech heesche Sasha an ech kommen aus Russland. Ech hunn 38 Joer an ech sinn Engleschproff an engem Lycée zu Mamer. Ech si bestuet an hunn ee Kand. Meng Fra an ech wunnen säit 8 Joer an der Stad. Ech schwätzen Englesch, Russesch, e bësse Franséisch an elo léieren ech Lëtzebuergesch. Meng Hobbye si Vëlo fueren, liesen, Frënn treffen a Gittar spillen.


Ech sinn d’Anna an ech sinn 43 Joer al. Ech sinn a Polen gebuer a wunnen zënter 5 Joer hei zu Lëtzebuerg. Ech wunnen zu Esch an engem Appartement. Ech si gescheet an hu keng Kanner, mee eng Kaz. Ech schwätzen natierlech Polnesch, Russesch e bëssen Däitsch a ganz gutt Lëtzebuergesch. A menger Fräizäit maachen ech gär Yoga an ech gi gär an de Bësch spadséieren. De Weekend kachen ech och gär fir meng Frënn.

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Practise:

As a member of LWA, I invite you to …..introduce yourself, to send me your text at anne@glift.lu and get my personal feedback.

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