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A few Austrian-German words

Here's a video from Easy German about some words Austrians use which Germans don't know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOXjxZY4FUg

December 3, 2017

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

Oida. That's Styria, they're... special, as everyone from the rest of Austria knows.* Some useful words there, but it misses some really important ones, like:

  • Oida. Can be used in every imaginable situation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuXR53ex4iI - and - http://unfasslich.blogspot.de/2016/03/oida.html

  • sich ausgehen = to work out: "Das geht sich aus!" "This will work out / is working out fine." There's no word for that in "Bundesdeutsch".

  • leiwand = nice, brilliant, beautiful, ...

  • Sackerl = bag, notably plastic bags for shopping.

  • ang(e)fress(e)n, an(ge)zipft = angry, upset ("Das zipft mich an" = "That upsets me / gets on my nerves")

  • ...vs. "Das taugt mir" = "I like that"

  • Spritzer / g(e)spritzt: a drink (wine, juice) with soda; they don't like the word "Schorle".

  • Obers = whipped cream, not to be confused with Ober = waiter.

  • Erdäpfel, Paradeiser, Melanzani, Fisolen, Vogerlsalat... - potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, (garden) beans, (salad of) lamb's lettuce... - the Austrians really like to give their vegetables different names.

  • Marillen, Ribis(e)ln, Dirndln - apricots, (red)currants, cornel cherry - same goes for fruits. (Dirndl, of course, is also a kind of dress.)

  • picken = to stick / to be sticky (kleben)

  • and of course a wide range of funny little insults Duo wouldn't want me to list here :)

*Actually, every part of Austria is "special" to the rest of Austria, it seems. Everyone hates the Viennese, nobody thinks Vorarlberg is actually still Austria, etc etc... Austrians are strange.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

In the video, they pointed out that these are just 10 examples. Mathias is supposed to be revealing new ones every day on Instagram.


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Das war ein gutes Video; viel Spaß.

Danke.

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