Translation

On occasion Plautdietsch (low German) words will appear in some posts.  For those not fluent in low German this page provides translation into English

B

broodaschoft – brotherhood

brommtopp – a drum like folk instrument used during New Year Eve performances in Mennonite communities, also used to reference the group of performers would would go door to door

D

ditsied – this side  (after a ruling by an arbitrator in 2016 ditsied is defined as the area west of the Red River)

F

fäasenja – congregational song leader

Febräaakjestaut -crime city

J

jantsied – the other side (also see ditsied)

jemeent – congregation, denomination

jugendverein – a church sponsored social event or organization

jungesschenda – homosexual

K

kjielkje – homemade noodles

S

schmaunt fat – cream gravy

spottschreft – satire

T

trock – truck

V

Vankler – new name for Winkler erroneously cited in the Daily Bonnet

Vinkla – new name for Winkler after the official name change in November of 2016

W

wann twee Mauslied dijchta fekjea habe – gay