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Is Bavarian the 80th most spoken "language" in the world?

I don't want to discuss the difference between languages and dialects. German is a pluricentric language, which means, that there is not "a" single German. Through all the centuries from proto German ...
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At what age do the speakers of Bavarian learn Standard German?

How I learned Standard German in the 1970's I was born in 1965 in Graz, the capital city of Styria (Steiermark, one of the nine states of the federal republic of Austria) (Wikipedia-Artikl iwa'd ...
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What does the “l” in “Christkindl” mean?

It is a diminutive suffix used in Bavarian and perhaps some other south-German dialects. Christkind (without the -l) is perfectly fine German.
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How different is the German in a Bavarian edition schoolbook?

This book title is a result of German federalism. Education is a responsibility of the state level, not the federal level. As a result, every state has their own education system. This is what the ...
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"Married since" in Bavarian

As several other answers already point out, "2018 verheiratet seit" is neither proper German nor Bavarian. However, it seems like with the layout given by the T-Shirt, you need to have the "FC Bayern ...
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"Married since" in Bavarian

Well, verheiratet seit 2018 is proper German, and usual in Bavaria too. But your shirts don't say »verheiratet seit 2018«. They say: 2018 verheiratet seit which is not proper German. It ...
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Origin of the Bavarian "In oana dua" ("all the time")

This also exists in standard German as in einer Tour see Redensarten-Index, so it's your third choice.
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How do they say "ich" in Bavaria(n)?

Atlas der Deutschen Altagssprache is right. The most common form for "ich" is "i" in Bavaria. Nobody from Bavaria says “isch” for “ich”. The rule ch is pronounced sch does not ...
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Was wird in diesem Sketch auf Bairisch gesagt?

Boarische Mitschrift ca. 0:47 So, seawas, gö, griaß eich. So, kummt's eni. So, jå, serwas, gö. Des's a Sauweda gö? So, megts es a Bia? ca. 1:00 Jå. - Jå, då wern die Klicks gmacht, gö, des is ois ...
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At what age do the speakers of Bavarian learn Standard German?

Disclaimer: I'm from the only part of Austria where we don't speak a Bavarian dialect but an Alemannic dialect. It is the same everywhere where strong dialects are spoken, though. In most areas of ...
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Er hat die Natur mögen

Laut dieser Karte des Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache ist der unerwartete Ersatzinfinitiv – unerwartet, da kein weiterer Infinitiv von ihm abhängt — im gesamten oberdeutschen Gebiet, etwa bis zur ...
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Woher kommt das umgangssprachliche S am Ende von »sagts«, »machts« usw. (2. Person Plural)?

Laut M. Schuster und H. Schikola in "Sprachlehre der Wiener Mundart" (Wien 1984) ist dies ein Rest vom Dualis, und zwar hat sich hier das alte Dualispronomen "es" sich ans Ende des Verbes auf diesem ...
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Funny train announcement in Bavarian dialect: What does it mean?

The first text means: "So und jetz kemma dann gleich an die Mingara Freiheit, da bitte links aussteign." "So und jetzt kommen wir dann gleich an die Münchner Freiheit, da bitte links aussteigen." ...
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What is the origin of "depperter"

In the Bavarian language/dialect there are many adjectives, that end in -ert: schlampert = schlampig (sloppy) hatschert = hinkend (limping), von hatschen = schwerfällig gehen oder eine lange Strecke ...
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"Married since" in Bavarian

I am from the northern part of Bavaria. As stated from Hubert the correct german version is "Verheiratet seit 2018". However if you want to go for (southern) bavarian dialect its like "verheiat seit ...
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Useful Languages for Tourists in Southern Bavaria?

All the media in Germany are in Standard German (Hochdeutsch), so every Bavarian will be able to understand it. Almost all Bavarians will also be able to speak it, some with a more or less heavy ...
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How different is the German in a Bavarian edition schoolbook?

This book is not about the Bavarian language or dialect. It is about German standard German that is the same in whole Germany (which is not fully identical to the German taught in Austria or ...
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More on Ambiguous Diminutives

There is no such thing as a standard diminutive -el in Bavarian. Even though I'm from Bavaria I'm not an expert in all Bavarian dialects. However, in the Bavarian dialect you usually hear in the ...
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What does Ozupftn mean?

In the audio track, there is one word more: Da spielt die Minger Brass-Band und die Ozupftn spielen auch. "Minger" (could probably also be transcribed as "Minga") is bavarian for "Münchner", and ...
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What does the “l” in “Christkindl” mean?

»Christkindl« is a diminutive of »Christkind«. German has lots of regional differences (it is a pluricentric language), and the grammar of diminutives is one aspect of German language, that varies ...
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Trilled r's in Die Moritat von Mackie Messer

My answer consists of two parts: 1 - Deutsche Bühnensprache In German the sounds [r] = Voiced alveolar trill [ʀ] = Voiced uvular trill [ʁ] = Voiced uvular fricative are free allophones. This means, ...
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Why is the Ch in Chiemsee & Cham not [h] but [k]?

The German digraph »ch« is NEVER pronounced like »h«. English has no sound like German »ch«. Only some Scottish words like "loch" (as in "Loch Ness") contain this sound, but only ...
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How different is the German in a Bavarian edition schoolbook?

All schoolbooks in Germany are like this. Even those for Latin or Math. That because edcuation is a matter of the 16 states and they all have a slightly different curriculum. For your German ...
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What's "Standarddeutsch" for "samma"?

Bayrisch / östereichisch "samma" ist eine Kurzform von "san mia" und ist auf Hochdeutsch gleichbedeutend mit sind wir / wir sind "samma" is bavarian / austrian dialect ...
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Was könnte »Oumadoumouwoudou« auf Standarddeutsch sein?

Ich schreibe meinen Kommentar nochmal als Antwort, denn je öfter ich über diese Frage stolpere, desto mehr bin ich davon überzeugt, dass ich richtig liege :-) Ich denke, dass das hier überhaupt nicht ...
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Wie lautet dieser bairische Text auf Hochdeutsch?

Der Ort Malching, in dem die Firma sitzt, liegt in Niederbayern. Entsprechend handelt es sich vermutlich um den dort gesprochenen Dialekt. Hier ein Versuch, die Wörter auf Hochdeutsch erkennbar zu ...
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"Die Wassermänner hüpfen!" im Hochdeutschen?

Gibt es den Ausdruck "Die Wassermänner hüpfen!" im Hochdeutschen? Nein, den gibt es spezifisch für diesen Kontext im Hochdeutschen nicht. Ich kenne den bayerischen Ausdruck "D'Wossamandln hupfan!",...
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At what age do the speakers of Bavarian learn Standard German?

I live in Bavaria myself, in Munich, and I'm gonna be honest with you: I can't speak Bavarian at all and I don't know any people at all that speak Bavarian. However most people that speak Bavarian ...
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Er hat die Natur mögen

Zum Grenzverlauf kann ich nicht viel sagen. Ich kann aber ergänzen, dass zumindest im Osten Österreichs der Ersatzinfinitiv sehr oft gegenüber dem Partizip II bevorzugt wird: Bei den Modalverben wird ...
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