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Hello to the Luxembourgish

Hello everybody

My name is Ronny (37 years old), I am originally from Luxembourg and moved with my wife (also from Luxembourg) to Switzerland some years ago.

Just wanted to find out if other people from Luxembourg are using this forum. Would be interesting to make contact.

So, just let me know!

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Ronny
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Old 06.05.2015, 11:06
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Re: Hello to the Luxembourgish

Well I stopped off in Luxembourg for a couple of years on my way to Switzerland from the UK if that counts??
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That's not too bad to start with ... let's see if there is more to come
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I recently had a conversation with an old friend of my parents who came from Luxembourg originally but has been living in the UK for 40+ years. I explained to her how I live in France and work in Geneva and she started complaining about the problem of frontaliers in Luxembourg and how often when she goes there now she can no longer speak her own language Luxembourgish in shops because the (foreign) staff cannot.... This sounded very familiar I last visited Luxembourg (to see this said friend and her family) sometime in the 1970s. I have vivid memories of being annoyed because there were not enough spare beds and despite being 5 years old or so I was forced to sleep in the cot. I still bear the mental scars Welcome!
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Re: Hello to the Luxembourgish

Yes, this sounds very familiar to me. It's really a pity in Luxembourg, you are not able getting anywhere without speaking French i.o. Luxembourgish. But hey, that's globalisation
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Yes, this sounds very familiar to me. It's really a pity in Luxembourg, you are not able getting anywhere without speaking French i.o. Luxembourgish. But hey, that's globalisation
I live in Luxembourg now and rather enjoy speaking Swiss German to the French.

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Old 06.05.2015, 12:01
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Re: Hello to the Luxembourgish

There are actually quite a few Luxemburgers in Zürich. The ETH has lots of Luxemburg students for example, and they are famous for their parties.
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Re: Hello to the Luxembourgish

Welcome Ronny.
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There are actually quite a few Luxemburgers in Zürich.
Aren't they called Luxemburgerli?

I used to live in the Hunsrück, that is the part you drive through from Luxemburg. Does that count?
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Re: Hello to the Luxembourgish

Moien,
If you're not already, make sure to register with the embassy in Bern, they then invite you to national day events and some other things.

I am a "fake" luxemburgli so not a native speaker... but at least you can take comfort that there are many other languages in europe with less speakers. Take Romansh for example.

For the rest of you, please learn your first luxembourish word: Gromper!
(it actually means potato )
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make sure to register with the embassy in Bern, they then invite you to national day events and some other things.
I just got my invite for a party this month with jazz concert for the National Day
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