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Austrian German (pronunciation)

The Austrian German is not only remarkable for a slightly different vocabulary, but also for its special pronunciation. Here are some features of how Austrians say: The ending of the words “-ig” in standard German is read as “-ich” (“-ih”), while autrians prefer to say “-ik” (“-ik”) instead. For example, “der König” (“king”) is “kyonik”,…

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Austrian vs German vs Swiss

A good example of how German in three different countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland, can be different or similar. Der Schrank (German) – der Kasten (Austrian) – der Schrank (Swiss) – wardrobe; Der Stuhl (German) – der Sessel (Austrian) – Der Stuhl (Swiss) – chair; Der Krankenwagen (German) – die Rettung / der Rettungswagen (Austrian)…

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Meaning of words in Austrian and German

Austrian German is a rather distinctive language (dialect), many words can have completely unexpected meanings, and for some concepts words are used that will not be understood by the German: “Der Kasten (die Kästen)” – “box” (in literary German). But the Austrians of this word is also called a wardrobe. And the word “der Schrank…

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Berlin dialect of German

Der Berliner Dialekt – Berlin dialect. It is often said that Berlin is a separate country and not at all Germany. It is not strange that they have their own language. berlinerisch sprechen You can often hear the phrase “berlinerisch sprechen” – “speak Berlin”. There is even a special verb “berlinern” – “speak Berlin”. The…

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