Questions tagged [bavarian]

Questions related to the Bavarian language and dialects which are also spoken in Austria. For questions about written Standard Austrian German, the tag austrian should be used. Fragen zu den bairischen Dialekten, wie sie auch in Österreich gesprochen werden. Für Fragen zum (geschriebenen) österreichischen Standarddeutsch sollte austrian als Tag gewählt werden.

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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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R's: Trilled R, Uvular Fricative R, and Uvular Trill R

I've read that the Bavarian accent (or the southern regions in general) uses a trilled R -- IPA [r] -- instead of the "standard" voiced uvular fricative -- IPA [ʁ]. I've also read that the uvular ...
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Woher kommt "pfiat di"/"pfiat eich" als Abschiedsformel im bayerischen Raum?

Im südöstlichen deutschsprachigen Raum, genauer: im Bairischen Sprachraum (Bayern, Österreich {ausser Vorarlberg und Ausserfern/Reutte/Tirol} und Südtirol), teilweise noch in Bairisch-Schwaben ...
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Is Bavarian the 80th most spoken "language" in the world?

Yesterday I stumbled upon this infographic showing the 100 most spoken languages in the world. It says that Bavarian has 14,359,000 (total) speakers, which makes it the 80th most spoken language in ...
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What can "passt schon" mean?

I've heard the phrase "passt schon" used to mean: Never mind: „Ich denke... nee, passt schon.“ No problem: „Entschuldigung!“ „Passt schon.“ OK: „Wie geht's?“ „Passt schon.“ What can it mean in ...
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What does “g’suffa” mean?

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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Is 'Grüß Gott' greeting in Bavaria religious-neutral?

'Grüß Gott' is often used as greeting on Bavarian trails. From my limited experience, it's most often used by older people, younger use 'Hallo' more often. I don't feel 'Hallo' is very adequate to ...
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At what age do the speakers of Bavarian learn Standard German?

In places where Bavarian is widely spoken, at what age do children learn Standard German? Are they expected to speak Standard German by the time they go to school, or do they learn it there? Image ...
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Er hat die Natur mögen

Heute auf der Website einer österreichischen Zeitung gesehen. Diese Konstruktion ist mir nicht gänzlich fremd, ich frage mich nur gerade ob so etwas auch in Bayern gängig ist. Google war hier mal ...
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Why is the Ch in Chiemsee & Cham not [h] but [k]?

I know that Chemnitz is not pronounced [Hem-nits] but [Kem-nits] due to its Slavic etymology origin (Kamenitsa/Kamienitsa etc.) But if so, why isn't it then spelled Kemnitz? That brings me to my ...
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