Become Totally Fluent in Mennonite Low German in Just Five Minutes!


The local Community Centre is offering Plautdietsch as a Second Language classes for people who wish to enhance their ability to communicate with Steinbach locals. The classes last between three and five minutes, after which time you will be able to say the most essential words in a Steinbacher’s vocabulary.

“In order to make things easy,”┬ásaid a community spokesperson, “we’ve boiled it down to the four most frequently-used words in Steinbach, which are: farm, church, sausage and second cousin. Once you learn these words you can communicate with anyone in town.”

In order to facilitate inter-cultural dialogue, the Centre has created this handy chart which translates these words into Steinbach’s major languages.


(Photo credit: Mennonite Church USA Archives/CC/modified)