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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 Še 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 Lång nimma gseng
What's your name? Via hoassn si? (frm)
Via hoassd du? (inf)
My name is ... I hoas ...
I bin da ... (m)
I bin die ... (f)
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 Še das ma uns aa kenna leana
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Guadn moing
Moing
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Guadn åmd
Åmd
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Guadn åmd
Good night Guad nåhd
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Seavus (inf)
Bfiad di (inf)
Bfiad aih (pl)
Af vidašaung (frm)
Vidašaung (frm)
Bfiad god
Good luck! Fui gligg
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Brosd
Have a nice day Šena dåg no
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Låsd's aih šmegga (pl)
An guadn
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Kim guad o (inf)
Do you understand? Hosd mi? (inf)
I understand I fašde di (inf)
I don't understand I fašde 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 långssåma
Please say that again Bidd šee sog's no a moi (inf)
Please write it down Šraib's ma af (inf)
Do you speak English? Kena s' Engliš? (frm)
Šbreha s' Engliš? (frm)
Do you speak Bavarian? Kos d' Boariš? (inf)
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
Iå, ged šo
How do you say ... in Bavarian? Via hoasd ... af Boariš?
Excuse me Endšuldigng s' (frm)
Endšuldigung
How much is this? Vås kossd des?
Sorry Duad ma laid
Please Bidd šee
San s' so guad (frm)
Thank you Dang šee
'Geid's god (frm)
Measse (inf)
Reply to thank you Bassd šo
Seng s' god (frm)
Where's the toilet? Vo is as glo?
Vo is as aboadd?
This gentleman will pay for everything Da hea då zoid fia oiss
This lady will pay for everything De frau då zoid fia oiss
Would you like to dance with me? Das d' mid mia dånzn? (inf)
I miss you I famiss di (inf)
I love you I liab di (inf)
I måg di (inf) - to parents / first love
I håb di gean (inf) - to parents / first love
Get well soon Guade bessarung
Go away! Zubf di! (inf)
Hau åb! (inf)
Leave me alone! Lås mia mei rua!
Help! Heif!
Fire! Faia!
Stop! Šdobb!
Call the police! Ruaf d'bolizai! (inf)
Christmas and New Year greetings Šene Veinåhd und a guads nais!
Easter greetings Scheene Ostern
Birthday greetings Oiss guade
Oiss guade zum buadsdåg
One language is never enough Oa šbråh is nia gnua
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
Mei lufdkissnbood is foia åle

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