Questions related to the German language as spoken and written in Austria.

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Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?

I'm looking for polite alternatives to the omnipresent Grüß Gott in Austria/Bavaria. I dislike using a religious phrase to salute others (potentially non religious persons). I'm also not very ...
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Warum heißen Tomaten in Österreich „Paradeiser“?

Ich habe Paradeissuppe bestellt -- und Tomatensuppe gekriegt. Ich kann einige österreichische Worte verstehen (etwa Erdapfel, weil pomme de terre oder aardappel dieselbe Etymologie haben). Aber bei ...
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How does “used” translate - “benutzt” or “benützt”?

Duden and other resources list both "benutzt", and "benützt" as valid but indicate that "benützt" is used regionally in Switzerland, Austria and southern Germany. Are translations for Germany ...