Useful phrases in Bavarian

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A collection of useful phrases in Bavarian, a collection of High German varieties spoken mainly in Bavaria in southern Germany.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person).

English Boarisch (Bavarian)
Welcome Ce das d' kemma bisd
Hello
(General greeting)
Seavus
Grias god
Grias di
Moizaid (mealtime greeting)
How are you? Via ged's eana? (frm)
Via ged's? (inf)
Reply to 'How are you?' Guad und dia?
Long time no see Låq nimma gseq
What's your name? Via hoassn si? (frm)
Via hoassd du? (inf)
My name is ... I hoas ...
I bin da ...
Where are you from? Vo kemman s' hea? (frm)
Vo han nå si hea? (frm)
Vo san nå si hea? (frm)
I'm from ... I kim aus ...
Pleased to meet you Ce das ma uns aa kenna leana
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Guadn moiq
Moiq
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Guadn åmd
Åmd
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Guadn åmd
Good night Guad nåhd
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Seavus (inf)
Pfiad di (inf)
Pfiad aih (pl)
Af vidacauq (frm)
Vidacauq (frm)
Pfiad god
Good luck Fui gligg
Cheers!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Brosd
Have a nice day Cena dåg no
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Låsd's aih cmegga (pl)
An guadn
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Kim guad o (inf)
Do you understand? Hosd mi? (inf)
I understand I facde di (inf)
I don't understand I facde eana ned (frm)
Yes
No Na
Maybe Ko sei
I don't know I voass ned
Please speak more slowly Ge, ren s' a bisl låqssåma (frm)
Please say that again Sog's no moi (inf)
Please write it down Craib's ma af (inf)
Do you speak English? Kena s' Eqlic? (frm)
Cbreha s' Eqlic? (frm)
Do you speak Bavarian? Kos d' Boaric? (inf)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Jå, ged co
How do you say ... in Bavarian? Via hoasd ... af Boaric?
Excuse me Endculdigen s' (frm)
Endculdiguq
How much is this? Vos kosd des?
Sorry Duad ma laid
Please Biddce
San s' so guad (frm)
Thank you Daq ce
'Geids god (frm)
Measse (inf)
Reply to thank you Basd co
Seq s' god (frm)
Where's the toilet? Vo is as glo?
Vo is as aboad?
This gentleman will pay for everything Da hea do zoid fia oiss
This lady will pay for everything De frau do zoid fia oiss
Would you like to dance with me? Das d' mid mia dånzn? (inf)
I miss you I famis di (inf)
I love you I liab di (inf)
I mog di (inf) - to parents / first love
I hob di gean (inf) - to parents / first love
Get well soon Guade bessaruq
Go away! Zubf di! (inf)
Hau åb! (inf)
Leave me alone! Lås mia mei rua
Help! Heif!
Fire! Faia!
Stop! Cdobb!
Call the police! Ruaf d'bolizai! (inf)
Christmas and New Year greetings Cene veinåhd und a guads nais!
Easter greetings Cene osdan
Birthday greetings Oiss guade
Oiss guade zum buadsdåg
One language is never enough Oa cbråh is nia gnua
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mei lufdkissnbood is foia åle

Notes

c = [ʃ], q = [ŋ], v = [v], w = [w]

Bavarian phrases supplied by Matthias Schreiber

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Links

Other collections of Bavarian phrases
http://www.bayrische-quadratratschn.de/Minga/Wiasprechma_woerter.htm
http://www.helpster.de/typische-bayrische-saetze-so-lernen-sie-den-dialekt_68777

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