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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

The sausage connection

Hi everyone! I've just published a post on the weird connections we sometimes make when learning a language. Maybe it will give you a bit of a giggle on this dreary Sunday evening! Best, Linda. https://expateyeongermany.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/sow-you-sow-me/

March 6, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrikRosen

Nothing beats a good theory! :D

(except that stupid reality...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Ha, I know - this way is far more fun :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeeRamm

Cute! (or groan :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Probably depends on if you have to listen to me or not ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abby_sieh

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!(WHEN YOUR PART OF A TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Herzuberkopf

I'm sticking with pig sayer. pours himself a glass of wine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

My kind of guy :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ecneb85

Nice analytical approach to learn German. Maybe you need to consider increasing the estimated number of your easy steps. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

I consider that every day :) I was definitely being conservative there haha!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoseDiggle1

hallo mein nama ist rose wie gehts


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Sehr gut, danke!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kupci

The Hungarians have a saying, something like "Tök Jó!" which literally translates to "Pumpkin good", but it, uh, has a different meaning. Well, anyway, thanks for the "Sau" tip, that's rather the sort of inside thing one learns, actually living in Germany, thanks for the tip. Wondering if that applies in Austria where I am more likely to visit..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

I'll find out next month when I visit Vienna! And yes, this is the kind of thing you don't learn from books! Pumpkin good! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PatrikRosen

Oh, Vienna? Then please visit one of the worlds most famous Würstelstand! It stands just behind the Opernhaus and have around 20 different sausages. My favorite is Käsekreiner mit scharf Senf and to that a Wieselburger Bier. But of course, as in all classy Würstelstände you can also buy a bottle of Champagne for 50-60 Euro... :D

Eat your Würstel, drink your beverage and watch the people. You will see all from dirty workers to sharp dressed Operahouse visitors (depending on the time of day). :)

I once overheard a group of American tourist trying to decide what they wanted to order. Me and another person helped them out with what the different sausages where and how they tasted. One person said they wanted to drink a Pepsi Light. I just held up my bottle of beer, pointed at it and said: this is Pepsi Light in Austria. :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Ha, I think the Austrians and I will get along just fine :) And thank you for the tips!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ecneb85

There is another usage of sausage in Austria (maybe in Germany also). take care of it during your visit! das ist mir wurs(ch)t = das ist mir egal = that's sausage fom me :D and with upperaustrian dialekt : Des ist ma wurscht, des interessiert mich ned!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

Yup, it's the same in Germany! Das ist mir Wurst!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PCallisto

Maybe, Sow Sayer, as in, the pig speaks through it's meat. Like, the proof is in the putting. Or, "what does that sausage say to you?" Answer, "Mmmm tasty".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindaog

The sausage says nothing because it is in my mouth :)

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