Spelling And Pronunciation

To those who desire to obtain a practical knowledge of German trade words and phrases, and haye but a limited time to devote to it, the following list will afford a speedy and thorough grounding in all that is necessary for conversational purposes. Clerks and salesmen will find the list to be especially beneficial, inasmuch as nowadays a situation often depends upon the clerks' ability to speak German; and it is not an infrequent occurrence that a clerk who possesses this accomplishment is allowed considerably more in salary than the one who lacks it. Merchants, even, will find that the ability to carry on a store conversation in German rarely ever fails to produce a favorable impression, and sometimes is of immense advantage, in dealing with German customers.

Ah should be pronounced as a in "father;" ch has the sound of k or kh.

A - ine

Acceptable - an'-nam-bar

Again - ve'-dar

All-wool - gans wolla

All right - gans goot; or, ine'-ver-stand-an

Alpaca - alpaca

Aluminum - aluminium

American - Amer-i-can'-esch

American cloth—amer-i-can'-eshar stoff

And - und

Angora wool - angora woll'-a

Any - et'-was; or, ine'-e-gas

Anilin - an-e-lene'

Anything - ehr'-gend et-was

April - Ap'-ril

Apron - schurtz'-a           

August - August

Arctics - e'-ber-schu

Astrakhan - astrakhan

Baby - kind

Baby cap - kinder kap'-pa

Back (as of cloth) - ruk-si'-ta

Band - band-ine'-fassung

Bandana - das si-de'-na-tukh

Bankrupt - bank'-rott

Barege -barege

Barter - towsh or tausche

Basket flannel - korb flan-nell'

Basket weave - karb ga-flecht'

Bathing suit - bad-e'-anzukh

Batting - vah'-ta or vaht'-ta

Be - zine or sein

Beads - pear'-lin

Beautiful - shane; or, proct'-vall

Beaver cloth - cah'-stor stoff

Bed clothes - bed tukh

Bed gown - bed dek'-ke

Bed linen - bed li'-nen

Bed quilt - bed mat-trat'-ze

Bed tick - bed e'-ber-tsug

Berlin wool - Ber-li'-ner-wolla

Best - bes'-ta

Better - bes'-ser

Between - zwis'-chen; or, twisch'-en

Bib - let'-zchen; or, bu'-shen

Blanket - wolla bed tukh

Bleached - geb-leicht'

Blouse - blu -za

Blouse waist - blu'-zen wes'-ta

Blue - blaw

Bobbinet - spitz'-en-grund

Bolster—pole'-ster; or, kis'-sen

Bolt—bahl'-len

Bonnet - hoot

Book muslin - boak mus-lene'

Boots (long) - steef'el; (low) schuh

Bought—ga'-kowft

Box (large) - kiss'-ta; (small) kiss'-tschen

Braid - be-satz

Breeches - bine'-kleid'-ar; or, ho'-zen

Broadcloth - fi'-nes tukh

Brocade—bro'-kat

Bring—bring'-en

Buckle —schnal'-la

Buckram—steef line'-vand

Bunting - flagg'-stoff; or, flag'-stouf

Burlaps - yu'-ta

Bustle - kueh

Butcher's linen - schlak'-ter li'-nen

Butter cloth - butter-stoff

Buttons - k'nap' fa

Buy - kow'-fen

Calfskin - kalbs'-fell

Calico - calicot

Call again - kom'-en ze we'-dar

Call in again - kom'-en ze we'-dar ha-rine'; or, kom'-en ze we'-dar fore

Cambric - cambric

Camel's hair - kam-ale' haar

Can I? - Darf ich?

Cannot - kann nicht

Canton flannel - woll flan-nell'

Canvas (fine) - can'-na-vis; (coarse) - per-sen'-ig

Cap (for child) - kap'-pa; (for men) - mu'-tsa

Cape - kap'-pa; or, um'-schlag-tukh

Cardigan jacket - cardyan jack'-a

Carpet - tep'-pich

Cashmere - kasch'-mere

Cashmere shawl - kasch'-mere schaal

Cassimere - ine'-facker woll-stoff

Celluloid - cel' lo-lu-ede'

Chair - stool

Chambray - chambray

Change (to exchange) - um'-tow-schen

Change (money) - weck'-seln

Check - ahn'-weis-ung

Checkered - kar'-riert

Cheese-cloth - kazy'-gaze

Chemise - nacht hembt

Chemisette - fore'-hembt

Chenille - Chen-nil'-ya

China silk - Chi'-na si-da

Chintz - zitz

Cloak - um'-schlag-tukh; or, man'-tel

Clock - uhr

Cloth - stoff, or stuff

Clothes - klei'-dar

Clothier - klei'-dar handler

Coat - rogh or rok

Collar - krah'-gen

Color - fahr'-ba

Come - kom'-en ze

Comfort (quilt) - spra-deck'-a

Contrast - ga'-gensatz; or, un'-ter-schede

Cord - schnure

Corset - kor'-sett

Corset jean - kor'-sett ba-klei'-dung

Cotton - bom'-wolla

Cottonade - ar-bi -tar stoff

Count - tzay'-len or tsa'-len

Counter - lad'-den-tish (bench)

Counterpane - li'-nen-tukh

Coverlet - coverlet

Crape - krapp; or, flor

Crash - li'-nen-handt'-tukh

Cravat - kra-vaht'-ta

Cretonne - kre-tonn'

Crewel - ga-tzwirn'-tes garn

Crinoline - kren-o-lene'

Cuffs - mahn-schat'-ten

Curtain (thick, heavy) - fore-hane'-ga

Curtain (lace) - gar-dene'-en

Cut - schni'-dan; or, schnitt

Damask - dahm'-ahst

Damp - dum'-feg; or, ba-deckt'

Dark - dunk'-el

Day - tahg or tag

December - Da-cam'-ber

Delaine - wall'-an

Desk - pult

Diaper - ga-blume'-tas li'-nin

Dickey - fore'-hembt

Difference - unter-'ter scheet

Dimity - ga'-ka'-parta par' tcnant

Distinction - un'-ter-scheet

Ditto - a'-ban-fahlls

Do - tu -an

Do you need any dry goods? - Brow -ken ze ell'-en-vah'-r

Do you speak German? - sprach'-en ze Deutsc'h?

Dogskin - hund'-a-fall

Dog cheap - re'-sig bil'-lich

Dollar - thah'-lar

Dolman - dolman

Domet - dril'-lich

Do not go - ga'-han ze nicht

Door - tu'-ar

Double-dyed - dop'-pelt ga-farbit'

Dozen - dut'-zend

Doyley - ser-vi-et'-ta

Drab - licht braun (brawn)

Drape - drab-pere'-an

Draper - drah-pere'-ar

Drawers (for women) - unter-bine-kleider

Drawers (for men) - unter-ho'-zen

Dress (for women) - klide or kleid

Drilling - dril'-lich

Drugget - dro-guet'

Dry goods - kurtz'-vah'-ren; or ell'-en vah'-ren

Due-bill - fel'-li-ga rech'-nung

Dust - stawb

Dyed - ga-farbt'

Eiderdown - eider-du'-nan

Eight - ahcht or acht

Eighty - ahcht'-zig

Eighteen - ahcht'-zhan

Elastic cord - gum'-mi let'-za

Elastic web - gum'-mi band

Eleven - elf

Ell - el'-la

Enough - gan-ugh'

Embroidery - stick'-e-ri

Embroidery silk - stick'-si'-da

Examine - an'-zane

Except - owse-ga-nom'-an

Expenses - cost'-en; or, owsi'lahg-en

Expensive - toy'-er; or, kost'-bar

Face (as of cloth) - o'ber-si'ta; or, o'ber-fleck'-a

Factory - fahb-rique'

False hair - fawl'-chas hahr (haar)

Fade - bli'-ken; or, ap-bli'-ken or schwin'-dan

Fan - feh'-yahr or fa'-hahr

Fancy - fan-tash'-tish

Fashion - mo'-da

Fashion plate - mo'-da bild

Fast color - acht fahr'-big

Featherbone - fa'-der-bine

Feathers - fa'-dern

Febuary - Fa'-bru-ahr'

Fell - fal'-len

Felt - feltz

Few - ine'-e-ga va'-ne-ga

Fichu - hals-tukh

Fifteen - f umf'-zahn

Five - fimf

Fifty - fumf'-zig

Fine - shane or shuhrn

Flag - flag'-ga

Flannel - flan-nell'

Flax - flachs (flax)

Fleece - fleece

Floss - stick-si'-da

Fold - zu-zam '-man-pack'-en

Foot - fuhs or fu'-us

For - fere

Forty - fere'-tzig

Four - fere

Fourteen - fere'-tzan

Friday - Fri'-tahg

Fringe - frahn'-za

Frieze - frese

From - fon or von

Fur - paltz

Gaiter - ga-mah'-schen

Galloon - bor'-den

Galoshes - gum -mi schu'-a or o -ber schu'-a

Garment - ga'-vand

Garter - strumpf'-band

Gauntlet - pan-zar-hand '-schu

Gauze - gah'-za

German knitting worsted - Deu'-tcha strick wolla

Gimp - zi'-da-na spitz'-an

Get - bring -an; or, hole -an

Gingham - gingham

Girdle - ger'-tle

Girl - maid'-tschan

Give - ga'-ban

Glove - hahnd'-schu

Go - ga'-han

Ga! (German) - Get out of here!

Good - goot

Good bye - ad-dieu'-a

Good day - goot'-en tag

Good evening - goot-en ab'-end

Good morning - goot -n mor'-gan

Goodnight - goot'-en nacht (nakt)

Goods (merchandise) - vah'-ren

Gossamere - durch'-sech-tech

Got - emp-fing'

Gown - dare-lahn'-ga-rok

Grade (quality) - klahs'-sa or qual-e'-tat

Grain (as of silk) - fah'-den

Gray - grow

Green - gru'-en

Grenadine - grenadine

Grosgrain - dig-fah'-dig

Gutta-percha - gutta-percha

Hair-net - hahr-netz

Half - hawlp or hahlb

Hammock - hang'-maht-ta

Handkerchief - tasch'-an-tukh

Hand - hahnd

Hank - zum k'nawul bild'-en

Has - haht

Hat - hut

Have - habt or hah'-ben

Haversack - hah'-fer-sahk

Hemp - hanf

Hemstitch - zaum

Hence - in tzu'-kumft

Her - ehr; or ear

Him - ehm

Home - haus or house

Homely - has'-lich

Holland - see Curtain

Hood - hau'-ba

Hooks and eyes - hak'-an und uhr'-zan

Hoops - ri'-fan

Hoopskirt - ri'-fan

Hose - strump'-fa Hot - vahrm

Hour - stun'-da

House - haus

How - We

How large? - We gros? How much? - We feel? How often? - We oft?

How late? or, what o'clock is it? - We spate? or We spate estas?

How is your health? (or business) - We gaitz eh'am?

Hundred - hunde'-art or hoond'-art

Husband - mahn; or, ga'-mahl

Hunt - su'-ken I - ich 29

I am told - ich here'-ta

I do - ich tu'-a

I do not - ich tu'-a nicht

I take - ich na'-ma

I take the liberty of - ich binn zo fry tzu

I will (future tense) - ich var'-da

I will (present tense) - ich vill

In - in

Inch - tzoll

Indeed - vir'-klich

Indigo - indigo

India rubber - gum'-mi

Indigo blue - indigo blaw

Inform - sah'-gan

Ingrain - in dare wolla ga'-farbt'

In stock - auf lah'-ger

Invoice - rechnung

Inventory - in'-ven-tahr

Is - ist

It - ess or s

I can - ich kann

I will call on you - ich ver'da we'der for'-spreckken

I will come to see you - ich kom'-ma zu ene'en

Jaconet - fi'-nar mus-lene'

Jannary - Jan-u-ahr'

Jersey - jersey

July - July

June - Ju-nee'

Jute - yu'-ta

Kind - art

Kilt - kort'-zas ruck'-zhen

Knitting cotton - bom-wollon'-us strick'-garn; or strick wolla

Knitting silk - strick si'-da

Knitting needles - strick nod'-dle

Knit Underwear (cotton) - ges-strick -tas un'-ter-zeug

Knit Underwear (wool) - flan-nell' un'-ter-zeug

Knit Underwear (silk) - si-da un'-ter-zeug

Lace - spit'-za

Lady - frow; or, madam

Lady (unmarried) - frau-line'

Lambrequin - fore-hang'

Large - gross; or, ba-doy'-tand

Lawn - lin'-own; or, schlier -line-vand

Leather -la'-dar

Left - ga-las'-san

Left (direction) - link'-a

Left hand - link'-a hahnd

Less - va'-ne-gar

Light (color) - lecht

Light (weight) - licht

Lighter (weight) - lichter

Lightest weight - am licht'-a-stan

Line - lene'-ya

Linen - li'-nen

Lining - foot'-air or fut'-tar

Lisle thread - lisle ge-vay'-ba

Look - sa'-han ze

Mad der - f air-ba-roy'-tha

Made - ga-macht'

M akes no difference - das macht nix

Man - mann

Manufacturer - fab-rik-ant'

Many - feel'-a

Many times - oft

March (month) - Martz

Mark - tzeick'-nan

Mark down - her-un'-ter zet'-zen

Market - hahn'-dle

Matting (floor) - foos'-matta

May - my

Me - mere

Measure - mahs; or, maws

Medium quality - mit'-ler-a gweet'-ta

Men - loy'-ta; or, mann'-er

Merino - merino

Milliner - mo-dis'-tin; or, putz'-mack-ehr-in

Million - million

Minute (time) - mi-nu'-ta

Miss - Frau-line'

Mister - Herr; or, Hahr

Mistress - Dahm'-ma

Mode - mode

Mohair - kah-mal-hahr

Moire - moire-wolla

Monday - Mon'-tagh

Money - geldt

Month - mo-naht'

Mosquito netting - mosquito netz

Mourning - trow'-ar

Muff - muff

Much - feel

Muffler - hals-krawg'-gen

Mull - mull

Muslin - mus-lene'

Myrtle green - muer -ten gru'-en

Nainsook - nainsook

Nankeen - nankeen

Nap - nap'-pa

Napping - k'no'-ten

Napkin - serviet'-ta

Narrow - ankh

Neckcloth - hals'-tukh

Necktie - hals-bin'-da; or slips

Needle - nod'-die or nah'-dle

Net (fabric) - netz

Net (price) - ne'-to

New - noy

Nice - schorn, or shane, or shaney

Night gown - nacht hempt

Night shirt - nacht hempt

Nine - noin

Nineteen - noin'-tzan

Ninety - noin -zig

No - nine

Normal - nor-mahl' or nor-mawl

Not - necht; or, nix

Nothing - nix; or, kine'-en

Nottingham lace - Nottingham spitz'-a

November - November

Now - yetzt

Nubia - nu'-bisch'-a bin -da

Number - num'-mare

Nursery cloth - kin'-der kleid'-ar

Nursery pins - zick' er-hitze'-noddle

October - October

Of - fon or fawn

Oil cloth - oil tukh

Oil red - oil far'-ba

Oiled silk - wox taf'-fet

Oilskin coat - wox taf -fet c -ber tzukh

Oil clothing - wox -tukh

Old - ahlt or awlt

On - owf or auf

On (time) - ahmm or awm

One - ine

One-half - ine hawlp

One hundred - ine hoond'-art

One-quarter - ine fere'-tie

Organzine - organzine

Ostrich feathers - Straus'-sen fa'-dern

Out - owse

Out of date, or out of stock - owse ga speeldt

Overcoat - e'-ber-rock; or, e'-ber-tze'-har

Package - pack-kate'

Pantaloons - bine'-kleider

Paper - pa-pier'

Paper collar - pa-pier' krawg'-en

Parasol - zone'-an-scbirm

Partner - tile hawb-er; or tzo'-tius

Partnership - tile hawb-er-shaft

Pattern - moos'-ter

Pearl - pare'-lin

Pearl button - parl-moot'-er-k'nap'-fa

Pen - fa'-der

Pencil - blize'-tift

Pen-holder - fa'-der hoi'-tare

People - folk; or loy'-ta

Petticoat - frau -en-rok

Pile - o'-ber-fleck'-ke

Pillow - kopf'-kis'-sen

Pillow case - kopf'-kiss'-en e'-ber-tzukh

Pin - steck-noddle

Pink - fleisch-fahr'-ba

Place - platz

Plaid (pattern) - care-riert or cah'-riert

Plain - ine'-fach

Pleasant - an'-ga-name or an-ga-na'-mar

Pleat - fahl'-ta

Plenty - ga-nuck' or ga-nu'-ga

Plush - ploosh

Ply (fold) - fach or fahch

Polite - hur'-flich

Polonaise - polonaise

Pongee silk - pongee si -da

Poor (quality) - ga-rin'-ga

Poor (not rich) - ar'-mes

Poplin - pah-pe-lene'

Portiere - fore'-hangk

Pretty - pracht'-ful; or hepsch; or nett

Price - prize

Prints - ga'-druckt

Promise - fore'-spracken

Purple - pur'-pur

Pure wool - rine'-wolla

Pure (merchandise) - rine

Pure (liquids) - klare

Quilling - spool'-la

Quilt - bed'-dek-ke; or, polster

Quilted - ga-poll'-start

Quality - qweet'-ta

Quarter - fere'-tie

Rain - ra'-gan

Rear - hin'-ten

Red - rote

Regular - ga-vern'-lich

Regular made - ra'-gal-recht ga-makt'

Remnant - e'-ber-est

Retail - da'-tile

Ribbon - bahnd

Right (direction) - reckts

Right (proper) - reckt

Roll - bal'-len; or, roll'-a

Rubber - gum'-mi

Rubbers - gum'-mi schua

Rug - row'-hare tep'-pick; or, row'-hare deck'-a

Russian embroidery - Rus schick-a stick -er-i'

Russet - dunk -el brawn

Sack - sacque

Sacque - zack'-oat

Safety-pin - zick' er-heitz'-noddle

Salary - ga-halt'

Same - de-sel'-ba

Sample - mu'-ster

Satchel - zack-schen

Sateen - bom-wol'-la-nar dam'-ast

Satin - at'-las

Satin ribbon - at -las bahnd

Satinet - halb-atlas

Saturday - Zon'-a-hend; or Zams'-tagh

Scarf - hals-bin'-da; or slips

Scarlet - shar'-lack

Scarce - zel'-ten

Scissors - schar'-a

Scrim - fore'-hangh

Sealskin - za-huntz'-fell

Second (time) - se-koon'-da

Second (number) - zwi'-ta

Second quality —zwi'-ta gweet'-ta

See - za'-hay

See (if used in the sense of visiting) - be-zu'-ken

September - September

Serge - zerche

Servietta - servietta

Seven - see-' ben

Seventeen - zeep'-tzan

Seventy - zeep'-tzig

Sew - na'-han

Sewing - na'-hand

Sewing machine - nay-machine'-a

Sewn - ga'-nate'

Shade (color) - fahr'-ba

Shall I? - zollich?

Shalloon - schal-longh'

Shawl - schahl

Sheet - bet'-tukh

Sheeting - bet-li'-nen

Shirt - hembt

Shirting - hembt-li'-nen

Shirt waist - fore'-hembt-chan

Shoddy - shoddy

Shoe - Schu

Shoes - schu'-a

Short - kurtz

Shot silk - ra'-gan-bo'-gan-f ar'-be-ga si '-da

Show - tzi'-gan

Show window - schaw-fan'-ster

Showcase - owse-lah'-ga

Shroud - grahb'-tukh

Sidewalk - foose'-vague

Silesia - Schlaza

Silk - si'-da

Silk cord - si'-den-a schnure

Since - dah-hayr'; or, da-hair'; or site

Six - zax

Sixteen - zex'-tzan

Sixty - zex'-tzig

Size - groys'-sa

Simple - ine'-fack

Simply - nure

Skein - strangk

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Skirt - ine'-fas'-sung; or, bor'-ta

Small - kline

Socks - strump -fa

Some - ine'-e-ga

Son - zohn

Speak - spreck' .en

Splendid - prackt -ful

Spatterdash - gam-ash -en

Spoke - ga-sprak'r or, ga'-spok-en

Square (measurement) - fere'-eek-ig

Square (honest) - pass -end; or ar lich

Stockinet - strumpf-ga-va'-ba

Stockings - strump'-fa

Stocking yarn - strick'-wolla

Stool - stool

Store - lad'-dan

String - binde-fad'-en; or, schnure

Stripe - stri'-fan

Style - steel

Suit (for man) - an'-zukh

Sun - zohn'-na

Sunday - Zun'-tagh

Sunshade - zohn'-nan-schirm

Sure - zick'-air

Suspenders - ho-zen-tra'-ger

Swiss Embroidery - Schwitzer stick'-er-i'

Table linen - tish'-tzoig

Table cloth - tish'-tukh

Table damask - dam'-ast-tukh

Taffeta - tafft

Take - na'-men

Tailor - schni'-dar

Tapestry (hangings) - tap-a'-ta

Tapestry (floor) - tap'-pich

Tariff - tare-efe'

Tarlatan - tarlatan

Tassel - quast; or, trod'-die

Tell - zah'-gen

Ten - tzane

Terry cloth - terry cloth

Textile - va'-ber-ri'

Than - als

Thank - dank'-en

Thank you - drank'-a Ene'-en

That - dass The - (masculine) der; (feminine) de; (neuter) das

Them - ee'-nan

Then - dahn or dann

There - dar or dah

There are - dar zint

Therefore - dar-uhm'; or vile

There is - ess geebt

These - de'-za

They - ze

Thimble - finger-huth

Thing - ding; or, sah'-ca

Thirty - dry'-sig

Thirteen - dry'-tzan

This - dese'-es

Those - ya'-na

Thousand - tows'-and

Thread - fah'-den; or, zweern

Three - dry

Three-quarters - dry-fere' tie

Thursday - Don'-nars-tagh

Tick (for bed) - e'ber-tzukh; or tzie'-ka

Ticking - drahel

Tie (wrap) - bin'-den or pah'kan

Tie (a bow) - bahnd; or schli'-fa

Time - tzite

Tinsel - broca-tel'; or lighter bro-caht'

Tippet - pelz'-krah-gen; or, pel-lar-e'-na

Tissue - ga-va'-ba

To - mere or tzu

To-day - hoy'-ta

To make - mock'-an

To you - e'-nan

Tortoise-shell - schild-kroy ten-schal'-la

Towel - hahnd' tukh

Town - stadt

Told - zahg'-ta

Tolerable - shreck'-lich

Took - nahm or namm

Trade - han'-die

Trade-mark - handles-mark

Trimming - auf'-puty

Trousers - ho'-zen

Trunk - koff'-er

Trust (credit) - kra-de-tere'-an

Trust (confide) - an'-fer-trow'-an Tuesday - Deens'-tagh

Turkey red - Turkirch roth

Turkish towels - Tur'-kish-a hand'-tu-kair

Tweed - tweed

Twelve - tzwelve

Twenty - tzwahn'-tzig

Twill - ga-kag'-pert

Twine - tzweern; or bin'-far'-dea

Two - zwy or swi

Ugly - has'-lich

Ulster - uls'-tare

Umbrella - ra'-gan-schirm

Unacceptable - un'-an-nam-bar

Unbleached - un' ga-blicht

Under - un'-ter

Undergarments - un'-ter-kli'-da

Undershirt - un'-ter-hembt

Understand - fur-stay'-han

Underwear - un'-ter-tzoig

Undressed - (leather)tzuga-rich-i'-tat

Unequal - un'-glich

Unequalled - un'-f er-glick'-lich

Uneven - un'-glick

Up - hin-owf'

Upon - owf

Upholstery - tap-a-zier'-ar' bite

Us - uns

Use - ga-brauck'

Utrecht velvet - oo'treckt ploosch

Veil - schly'-ar

Velvet - velvat; or, ploosch

Velveteen - bom woll-ploosch

Vest - ves' ta

Valentia - valentia

Valuable - vert'-ful

Value - varte

Very well - gants goot

Wadding - vat'-ta

Waist (of the body) - tal'ya

Waist-band - lipe'-gurt

Waist shirt - fore'-hembt

Warm - vahrm or varm

Warmus - ga-strick' a-woll-yak'-a

Warp - kaht'-a; or kot'-a

Wash - vasch' an

Wash-blonde - vasch-blonde

Waste - fare-swan'-den

Watch - (time-piece)wasch; or auf'pas-san

Well - goot

Watered - vally; or val'-lae

Watered silk - ga-vel-ta si'-da

Water - vass'-er

Waterproof - vass'-er-dicht

We - veer

Weave - va'-ban

Web - ga-va'-ba

Wednesday - Mitt'-vokh

Week - vokh'-a

Whalebone - fish-bine

What - vass or vhas

What is the value of this? - vass kas'-tat deez'-es?

Where - vo

Which - vel'-chass; or vel'-kass

White - vice

Who - vahr; or vare

Why - var'-uhm

Wide - vite; or brite

Widow - vit-fa

Wife - frou; ga-mah'-lin

Wigan - cal'-e-ko

Will you? - Wal'-lin ze?

Window - fen'-ster

Window blind - gar-de'-na; or, fore'-hangh~

Window curtain - fen'ster fore'-hang; or, gar-de'-nan

Woman - frou

Women - frou'-en

Wool - wolla

Woolen - vvoll'-an

Worsted - kamm-voll' en-es garn

Worth - vert

Would you? - kern'-en ze? or verd'-en ze?

Wrap (to encase) - tzu-zam'-man-pack'-en

Wrap (garment) - ume-schlac'-tukh

Wrong - un-recht'; or, falsch

Worse - schlec'-ter

Worst - schlect'-tes-ta

Worthless - vert'-lace Interrogative Phrases.

Who? - Vair?

Who was it? - Vaire var es?

What is it? - Vas ist es?

Who is it? - Vair ist es?

What are you doing? - Vas toon ze?

What is he doing? - Vas toot air?

Tell me - Zaa'gen ze meer

Will you tell me? - Vollen ze meer zaa'-gen

How are you? - Vee gates

How is he? - Vee gates eem?

Why ? - Varoom ?

What for? - Vo-fee-yur?

Is it ready? - Ist es fair'-tig

Do you hear? - Heuren ze?

Where is he? - Vo ist air?

Where is she? - Vo ist zee?

Where is it? - Vo ist es?

Where are you going? - Vo ga'-ze hin?

Where do you come from? - Vo Kom -men ze hair?

Where were you? - Vo va'ren ze?

What? - Vas?

What is it? - Vas ist is?

What is that? - Vas ist das?

What have you? - Vas hav'-hen zee?

What do you say? - Vas zaa'-gen ze?

What do you mean? - Vas mi'nen ze?

What do you want? - Vas vollen ze?

Affirmative Phrases.

It is true - Es ist var

It is so - Es ist zo

I believe it - Ich glow'bay es

I think so - Ich denk'ay es

I say it is - Ich zah'gay es ist

I am certain - Ich bin gay-viss'

I am certain of it - Ich bin dessen gay-viss'

You are right - Ze haa'ben recht

I know it - Ich vice es

I know it well - Ich vice es ge-now'

I promise it to you - Ich ver-sprech'ay es een'en

I will give it to you - Ich vill es een'en gay ben

You are wrong - Ze hoa'ben oon'recht                               ■

Very well - Zare vole Imperative Phrases.

Come away! - Kom'-men ze fort!

Come here! - Kom'-men ze heer'-hair!

Go there! - Gay'en ze dort'-hin!

Comeback! - Kom'-men ze tsoo-reuck'!

Goon! - Gay'-en ze vi'-ter!

Sit down! - Set'-sen ze zick!