Luxembourgish Conversation Workout #3: Finalising Plans / A2

Ready for your next Luxembourgish Conversation Workout? Natural pronunciation takes practice, so here is 15 minutes of speaking training to help you sound more natural when you meet someone and respond to their questions!

More pronunciation practice: Basics of Luxembourgish Pronunciation

Conversation Workout #1: Greetinfs & Introduction

Conversation Workout #2: Making Plans

In our Workout #2 we’ve practised asking and offering ideas about our plans that are used when making plans. This conversation workout is of course about finalising those plans.

This is an intensive ‘repeat after me’ style lesson that’s going to help you to strengthen those speaking skills and your listening skills at the same time. 

This workout is going to follow a very similar pattern as the previous ones. You are going to practise some similar questions . You’ll listen to me first and then try it yourself. This will  help you sound much more natural when you use them.

So in today’s workout we are going to practise some simple and very common questions with the question words Wou? (Where?)  and Wéini? (When?)

Watch this week’s lesson here!

Wou solle mer eis treffen?

  • Wou solle mer eis treffen? – Where shall we meet up?

Notice how I link the words mer eis and how they just sound like one word: mereis

Wou solle mer eis treffen? – Where do you want  to meet (Where shall we meet)?

And if you want to sound more natural & casual you can use the word dann. Now I talked already about the word dann in the previous workout and in the previous lesson and I exolained why we native speakers like to use dann in questions.

So, our previous question would sound like this:

  • Wou solle mer eis dann treffen? – So, where shall we meet up?

Wéini wëlls du da goen?

  • Wéini wëlls de da goen? – When do you (informal) want to go?

Focus on all of those unstressed words in the middle there: all of them are reducing down. Listen how I link the 3 words: wëlls de da. They sound like one word: wëllsdeda

Wéini wëlls de da goen? – When do you want to go? (when asking 1 friend)

If you want to ask this questions to several friends you would use the “dir-form”:

  • Wéini wëllt dir da goen? – When do you (plural) want to go?

Um wéi vill Auer …?

Great! Now let’s add some time markers in for context.

  • Um wéi vill Auer solle mer eis muer treffen? – At what time shall we meet up tomorrow?
  • Um wéi vill Auer wëlls du muer de Moien fortfueren? –  At what time do you want to leave tomorrow morning?

Good! Now if you want to keep your options open, we can also use ‘feel like’ here instead of ‘want’:

  • Wéini hues de Loscht muer de Moien fortzefueren? – When do you feel like leaving tomorrow morning?

Or more casual:

  • Wéini hues de da Loscht muer de Moien fortzefueren? – So, when do you feel like leaving tomorrow morning?

So good! Nice work! We’re up to the last one now so what we’re going to combine questions and suggestions together.

  • Wéini wëlls de muer fortfueren? Moies fréi? – When do you want to leave? Early in the morning?

Remember that we really want to be casual so we might even lose the question structure here a little. And just use intonation to show that it’s a question.

  • Wéini soll ech der muer uruffen? Virun oder no der Aarbecht? – When shall I call you tomorrow? Before or after work?
  • Um wéi vill Auer wëlls de da goen? A wou solle mer eis treffen? Um Busarrêt? – At what time do you want to go? And where should we meet? At the busstop?

Soll ech dech siche kommen?

And you can end the conversation with a friend by making this last suggestion:

  • Soll ech dech siche kommen? – Shall I pick you (informal) up?

Great! Now let’s add some time markers in for context.

Soll ech dech um 8 Auer siche kommen? – Shall I pick you up at 8pm?

Or when speaking to several friends you can ask:

  • Soll ech iech muer um 7 Auer siche kommen? – Shall I pick you (plural) at 7pm tomorrow?

Yes! Well done! Nice work for sticking with me all the way through that training. 

It’s training your mouth and your memory through repetition. We repeated many, many common phrases in a really natural way through that lesson by using the weak form of the pronouns, using the word dann and linking sounds together to help you sound more like a native speaker.

Übung – Exercise

Try to translate the following 3 sentences into Luxembourgish:

  1. Where shall we meet up on Friday?
  2. At what time shall I pick you (one friend) up tomorrow evening?
  3. When do you (plural) feel like leaving on Wednesday morning

Learning Tip

I did not make this lesson for you to watch it once and then walk away and forget about it. This is your training okay? You need to come back and practise with me often,. It’s training your mouth and your memory through repetition.

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