Introduction to Luxembourgish: Lesson 3

Lesson Three (Dräi) - Adjectives

How to describe people (Adjectives)

The phrase The man is tall is De Mann ass grouss
The words The woman are D'Fra

Using that, how would you say The woman is tall?

1 translation: The woman is tall

In Luxembourgish, there are three genders; masculine, feminine and neuter. But, like in most languages, the plural is formed differently to its singular partner.

De Mann is masculine
D'Fra is feminine

For neuter, everything stays the same

D'Meedchen girl ass grouss

And for plural, ass is replaced with si. (ass=is; si=are)

D'Kanner child si grouss

But, adjectives placed before the noun will change depending on their surroundings.

De grousse Mann
Déi grouss Fra
Dat grousst Meedchen
Déi grouss Kanner
The word prittiest is schéinst

Using that, answer this translation.

2 translation: The prettiest woman

Yet, if you want to say the most handsome man, you have to say

Dee schéinste Mann

Answers to Lesson 3

1 answer: D’Fra ass grouss
2 answer: déi schéinst Fra