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In lesson 02 of One Minute Luxembourgish you will learn a few more useful words in Luxembourgish which you'll use every day. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Languages at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Luxembourgish is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.
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