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Oans, zwoa, drei, g'suffa!

The first three words in the above quote are Bavarian for "eins, zwei, drei". Is "g'suffa" also Bavarian, and what does it mean?

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It's a Bavarian dialect expression and it means gesoffen. That's the Partizip Perfekt of "saufen": colloquial/vulg. for "trinken" (to drink).

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+1 - Zudem ist es ein feststehender Trinkspruch. –  Tomalak May 26 '11 at 14:08
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+1 nur im Zusammenhang mit Bier anzuwenden. –  bernd_k May 26 '11 at 14:21
    
Is that expression from "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus?" –  Tom Au Jun 17 '11 at 16:29
    
@Tom_Au The expression is older than the song. –  splattne Jun 17 '11 at 17:21
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A good translation would also have to include that "g'suffa!" is meant as a kind of prompt or even military-style order to take a gulp of beer. –  0x6d64 Nov 27 '11 at 15:47

"g'suffa" means "to guzzle" the drink down; it is not just drinking.

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Und was heißt to guzzle? Saufen, schlucken, verschlingen - danke. –  user unknown Aug 28 '13 at 6:23

My translation would be

"Down the hatch".

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Well, I'm still learning a lot about the German language but I know that "Eins, Zwei, Drei" is "1, 2, 3" and "g'suffa" is chug, gulp or guzzle. So this clearly is a drinking song! My uncle's ex wife would sing this and drink German beer.

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