As you might have read already: LearnFrisian here is a free program and it will stay like that. We made the learning experience here as comfortable as we could.

How did we do this? First of all, there are no advertisements or other annoying things, the website is mobile friendly and the interface is easy and clear. With other words: user friendly.

It is not all about the looks. Eventually it is all about the Frisian content. We are using many different learning methods (ones that are working), nothing is time related. You can do everything on your own time. For now there are 12.000 questions on the website for you to answer.

The idea of LearnFrisian is creating a Frisian world. A Frisian world with everything in it. That’s why we already have Old Frisian and Saterfrisian on the website. But we’re far from done, there is loads of Frisian content about to come, next to that you can expect to see some North-Frisian and East-Frisian as well.
Old Frisian
Saterfrisian (in Frisian and German)

Audiofiles (man & woman)
Story Mode
Random Mode
Video Mode
Streak System with Leaderboard
Point System with Leaderboards
Frisian is an old Germanic language that started to exist before the year 0(BC). Frisian is also spoken by (Frisian) vikings and had a huge influence on other Germanic languages, like Dutch. Now (West) Frisian is spoken by roughly 400.000 folks. Folks that are living in Friesland, nowadays a province of the Netherlands.

The name “Frisian” or “Frysk” comes from “Free folks”. Free in the sense of thinking and doing. The folks were living along the whole (now) Dutch coast, part of Belgium, Germany and a little part in Denmark.
There are multiple Frisian languages, not one of them is the main language or better. In Germany you have Saterfrisian (spoken in Saterland, a little region with 4 towns) with roughly 1.000 speakers left and only 10 that speak and write it fluently. Next to Saterfrisian there is East Frisian. This is a dead language or nearly dead. This language is often mixed up with Plattdeutsch, a regional language in East-Friesland.

Then in North-Friesland, also Germany. Bordering Denmark, there are some islands that speak the North Frisian language, which is divided in a few dialects, like Söl’ring.

And as last we have (West) Frisian with roughly 400.000 speakers spoken in Friesland, now a province of the Netherlands. Divided in 7 dialects, with two ruling dialects: Wâldfrysk (Woodfrisian) and Klaaifrysk (Clay Frisian). Standardized Frisian is mixture of Wâldfrysk and Klaaifrysk. This is also the main language taught here on LearnFrisian.