German Language Stack Exchange is a bilingual question and answer site for speakers of all levels who want to share and increase their knowledge of the German language. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What does Servus mitanand mean? I have looked at Google and can not find any translation of this phrase. I know that servus is kind of greeting.

But what does the phrase mean and what is the origin?

share|improve this question
up vote 9 down vote accepted

The general meaning is "Hi, everybody!".

Servus is a greeting that is common in Austria and Bavaria (see A strange greeting! Servos? for more details); the other word is a dialectal form of miteinander, here indicating that you are addressing a group.

Similar greetings that are less bound to a specific region:

Hallo zusammen!
Hallo allerseits!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.