#1. How do you say 'They sold bread' in Frisian?
In case you forgot: ‘bôle’ is any type of bread, ‘brea’ is ‘rye bread’.
#2. Where would you find the abbreviation 'o.f.' in a Frisian letter?
‘O.f.’ is an abbreviation of ‘Ornearre foar’ (destined for, to the attention of)
#3. Which sentence tells us that Jan is great at writing letters?
‘Omraak’ is a synonym of ‘tige’. In combination with the verb ‘kinne’ it means ‘being very good at’.
As to the other words used in this question:
– út en troch = sometimes
– bluisterich = boisterous
– aloan = all the time
#4. What is the Frisian translation of 'She helped me'?
#5. Which of the following words is typical of formal written Frisian and what does it mean?
‘Gerdyn’ (curtain) is an everyday word. ‘Oelewapper’ (idiot) is a swear word.
#6. Wat is a 'skriuwwizer'?
#7. What is the URL of a popular website with Frisian works of reference?
#8. What is the introductory line of a letter called in Frisian?
#9. Which of the following words are you most likely to find at the start of a very formal Frisian letter?
‘Leave’ is very informal, you would only used that to people you have an intimate relation to. ‘Bêste’ is the most neutral form to begin a letter with. ‘Achte’ is much more formal. ‘Goeie’ means ‘hello’ and could be expected in an informal e-mail or on a postcard.
#10. What is a more formal way to write 'folle better' (much better)?
#11. How would you say 'to sign a letter' in Frisian?
Okay, we admit it: this was a trick question. It didn’t cost you any points, though, because all the options were correct. The form you learned this week, however, is ‘in brief ûnderskriuwe’.
#12. Which of the following letter endings is the more formal one?
#13. What is a 'signature' in Frisian?
#14. Which of the following phrases means 'perfect'?
You have seen all these idioms, most of them even this week, but we will help you by providing all translations:
– sûnder lek of brek = perfect
– út en troch = sometimes
– út namme fan = on behalf of
– de grize oer de grouwe = with goosebumps
– tuike-oan = calmly
– nei alle gedachten = probably
#15. 'Links' and 'lofts' both mean 'left'. Which form is most common in spoken and informal Frisian?
#16. Where do 'Friezen om utens' live?
#17. What is the past tense of 'hy lêst'?
#18. What phrase would you be likely to find below the name of somebody who has written a letter of behalf of someone else?
#19. How would you say 'He got stabbed' in Frisian?
#20. Which of the following words does NOT mean 'envelope'?
The words ‘kefert’ (from French ‘couvert’), ‘slúf’ and ‘slûf’ all mean ‘envelope’. A ‘kantje’ is one side of a single A4-size sheet of paper. It is often used to indicate the length of a text: a teacher could have his students write an assignment and tell them it should be ‘fjouwer kantsjes’ in length.