How to say “I’ll let you know” – Luxembourgish useful phrases

In this lesson I want to talk about some very useful Luxembourgish expressions – Bescheed soen & Bescheed wëssen –  which are SUPER common and you’ll definitely hear them in daily life a lot.

Let’s start with

Bescheed soen – to let someone know

Beipsiller – examples

1 Let’s say that you are invited to a party and your friend is asking you

➤Kënns du op meng Party? – Are you coming to my party?

and if you haven’t made up your mind yet, then your answer could be:

Ech soen dir muer Bescheed. – I’ll let you (informal) know tomorrow.

2 Let’s say that a meeting was rescheduled and Daniel didn’t know. He wasn’t told. And Anna asks:

➤Firwat ass den Daniel net an d’Reunioun komm? – Why didn’t Daniel come to the meeting?

And Marc answers:

➢Et huet keen him Bescheed gesot. – No one told him.

⇒Bescheed soen is used with the dative case. So you have to say:

Ech soen dir Bescheed. – I will let you (informal) know.

Ech soen Iech Bescheed. – I’ll let you (formal) know.

Hie seet mir Bescheed.  – He will let me know.

3 Let’s say that you had a really important job interview and you partner is asking you

➤ An? Wéi war et? – So? How was it?

Your answer could be

➢Ganz gutt. Si soe mir d’nächst Woch Bescheed. – Pretty well. They’ll let me know next week.

And here two useful phrases:

Firwat hues du mir net Bescheed gesot? – Why didn’t you let me know?

Merci fir d’Bescheedsoen. – Thanks for letting me/us know.

Bescheed wëssen – to know what’s going on

Bescheed wëssen is used to express that you know / are aware about a specific situation, that you are informed about a situation someone is talking about:

Du brauchs mir näischt ze soen, ech weess scho Bescheed. – You don’t need to say anything, I know already (I’m in the loop).

Let’s imagine a family situation:

➤ Wat ass dann hei lass? – What’s going on here?

➢ Fro däi Jong. Hie weess Bescheed. – Ask your son. He knows what happened.

Bescheed wëssen is often used with the preposition iwwer:

Bescheed wëssen iwwer to know about

Beipsiller – examples

Ech weess iwwer den Accident Bescheed. – I know about the accident.

Mir wëssen iwwer de Problem Bescheed. – We know about the problem.

Deng Mamm weess ëmmer iwwer alles  Bescheed. – Your mum always knows about everything.

⇒You can also replace iwwer and the object by ⇒ d(o)riwwer (about it)

Ech weess driwwer Bescheed. – I know about it.

Let’s practice

Try to translate the following sentences into Luxembourgish:

  1. His parents are well informed.
  2. Why didn’t you come to the meeting? But I was not informed.
  3. Your father should know about this.
  4. He will let us know next week.
  5. Let me know when you’ve time for a coffee.
  6. We will move soon. The neighbours are informed.
  7. When will you (informal) let me know, whether you come with us on vacation?
  8. I’ll let you know by the end of the week.

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