I’ve set myself the challenge of learning basic phrases in every language. Join me if you like. This is what I know already:
Hello: Hallo, Guten Tag/ Morgen/ Nachmittag/ Abend, Servus*
Goodbye: Tschüs, Auf Wiedersehen, Bis Später, Servus*
Please: Bitte (Schön)
Thanks: Danke (Schön)
Hello: Hei, Hallo
Goodbye: Ha Det, Farvel
Thanks: (Tusen) Takk
Hello: Bonjour, (Comment) ça va
Goodbye: Au Revoir, Adieu
Please: S‘il vous plaît
Thanks: Merci (Beaucoup)
*=Servus is Austro-Bavarian dialect, I like it heaps, but wouldn’t recommend it outside Austro-Bavaria.
**=Though there is a “translation” for please in Norwegian, my Mum, who has lived in Norway, and speaks Norwegian fluently, told me there’s no context for please. You say “værsågod” (you’re welcome/ please recieve this) when you give someone something, and they say “takk”.
Nicole’s Fave Lyrics #5
“Geh nach Haus, geht das auch, nur Musik, Ich und Du.”
[English Translation: Go home, that works too, just music, me/I and you]
Song/ Lied: Musik
Act/ Band: Laserkraft 3D
German Austrian/Bavarian Words - No. 6
English: Hi/Bye (usually slightly informal)
Literal Translation: N/A
What’s So Great: First, I love a word can be used for both a greeting and a farewell, we don’t have that in English, (at least not that I’ve found) despite our outragous amount of words.
Second, it sounds like “service” or “serve us (the ball)” in English so I made that little connection and remembered it that way.
Thirdly, I think the intination sounds so very friendly and welcomeing.
Great German Words No. 5
Literal Translation: “suffer (or sick) house”
What’s So Great: Firstly, amazing German logic AGAIN! Secondly, it sounds quite like the American gangster “crunk”, so it’s like you’re getting crunk in the house and that house is a hospital, yo.
Great German Words No. 4
Literal Translation: “words book”
What’s so great: Because that’s what it is! And don’t you see how there’s just so much beauty in the woooooooorlddddd!! Also, it’s easy to remember.
German Austrian/Bavarian Words - No.3
Literal Translation: “earth apple”
What’s so great: It is like an earth apple, does just what it says on the tin. That and it sounds kühl.