This should be a humorous guide for people learning or trying to understand the German spoken in Austria. And there are lots of problems, like Austrians make everything small in their language. And with some words they got so used to the small form, that they don’t even have a normal form for it anymore, like Eutzerl, there is no such thing as a Eutz.
Die Presse Quiz
Today, the Viennese newspaper Die Presse published a quiz on the dialect used in Austria. If you read the blog and did the assignments, you should be easily able to complete the questions.
Today's word is as great as the English “ isn`t it ”. Something that you can easily append to every sentence. However, as we are taking Austrian, so the word must be better, mustn’t it? You can use Oida for everything and this repeatedly! A construct like “ Oida, wos wüst Oida ” is perfectly fine. Originally, Oida would translate to something like old man. However, in no way the person addressed needs to be old (I would even say the opposite is true) or male - remember we Austrians are politically very correct, especially colloquially. So words that imply that they are only male can be applied to females as well. A fine piece of art was produced by the guys from Trackshittaz who made a great song with the mind enriching title “Oida Taunz!” Please have a look at it yourself here: By the way, the Trackshittaz were Austria’s nomination for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song " Woki mit deim Popo " (the title of the Song would translate to “Shake your
This is just an administrative message, in case you have not read the update on Google Friend connect here: http://buzz.blogger.com/2015/12/an-update-on-google-friend-connect.html Basically, Google Friend Connect should be a way to easily follow blogs. I cannot comment on this, as I never got it to work. https://www.google.com/friendconnect/admin/site/setup always came up with some strange error messages. In theory, once should have been able to able to log into Friend Connect with a number of accounts, including Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers and then use this Friend Connect account to follow blog content. Please, if somebody is using this tool from Google, could you please post in the comments section your experience with it? Update from the 19th of January As I did not get feedback in the comments, I will post the Google Help text here: Manage blogs you follow You can read the latest posts on your favorite blogs by adding them to the reading list on
Today’s word I have actually seen on a playground in Munich: “Voll Karacho ins Vergnügen? Aber sicher! We regularly check our equipment; however, should a toy be faulty, please call our service line.” I have no idea where the word is coming from or what its word stem is. The meaning of voll Karacho is something is going with a high velocity or full force. Unfortunately, this great word seems to fade away. When I was a child, we used “ Na der is owa voi Karacho g’fohrn ” for every vehicle that went just above walking speed. It was very nice to see this word on a playground. Thank you, Munich! You made my day. Homework: Tell somebody about a fond childhood memory.