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Dialect dictionary - Tirol vernacular

Key terms and phrases from Tirol!

Tirolean for beginners… Even though it may not sound like it, German is spoken in Tirol. However the contrast of the dialect spoken in the individual regions and valleys is very great. Below are terms and words in Tirol dialect, which are used in the St. Johann in Tirol region. These terms may be useful for your holiday, to open up some of those still quite stubborn hearts. However, the pronunciation of the words is a whole other story ...

A

  • checkaschling - backwards

  • checkauffi - up

  • checkauffa - on

  • checka geh - really

  • checkAhndl - Grandfather

  • checkawoi - right?

  • checkadiam - sometimes

  • checkafeg sei - keen

  • checkĂ„schtl - small stead (farmstead)

  • checkArwettsragl - hard-working woman

  • checkakratt - just

  • checkasosn - Oh, I see

  • checka Aitzei - a little bit

  • checkaschiar - to bark up the wrong tree, be mistaken

B

  • checkboschtat - with a lot of passion

  • checkBua - boy

  • checkBleami - flower

  • checkBisch - flowers

  • checkblean - to cry

  • checkblian - to blossom

  • checkBliah - blossom

  • checkbotschat - clumsy

  • checkbärig - fantastic, superb

  • checkBloamach - hay flowers

  • checkBeedl - small child

  • checkBiawei - small boy

  • checkBasei - girl cousin

  • checkBix - rifle or a tin

  • checkBeidei - small purse

  • checkboatn - wait

  • checkBaam - tree

  • checkbrĂ´Ă´dèg - misty weather, muggy, tropical

D

  • checkdes - the

  • checkdoscht - there

  • checkdecht - indeed

  • checkDianei - girl

  • checkdahoam - at home

  • checkDaggl - Old man or "dachshund" (dog)

  • checkde Liab - love

  • checkDiandl - girl

E

  • checkeuchi - below

  • checkeppa - someone

  • checkeini geh - go in

  • checkEaschtepfi - potatoes

  • checkEaschtkasaal - crocus

  • checkĂ©ntabei - on the other side

G

  • checkgrantig - sour, witty

  • checkGed - God-father/mother

  • checkguad - good

  • checkgrintig - ghastly

  • checkGriaĂź di - Hello/Good Day

  • checkgschtiascht - pretty

  • checkgaach - fast

  • checkGschlitta - children

  • checkGsoiin - woman

  • checkgsĂ´gg - said

H

  • checkhoscht - strenuous

  • checkhoaĂź - hot

  • checkhei - slippery

  • checkHei - hay

  • checkhauch - high

  • checkHor - hair

  • checkHuia - attic

  • checkHerest - autumn

  • checkHa? - Say again?

  • checkHimmitatti - Heavenly father

  • checkHoiz - wood

  • checkHafal - cup

K

  • checkKlo - WC

  • checkKua - cow

  • checkKas - cheese

  • checkkasig - pale

  • checkkampin - to comb

  • checkkoa Onung hom - not be sure about

  • checkkoschtn - play cards

  • checkkim acha - come on in

L

  • checklunzn - relax

  • checklosn - listen

  • checkLoda - tall man

  • checkLaam - balcony

  • checkLangs - Spring

  • checkLarch - Larch tree

N

  • checknuasln - nibble

  • checkNosn - nose

  • checkningascht - nowhere

  • checkniassn - sneeze

O

  • checkOachkatzlschwoaf - squirrel's tail

  • checkoschadig - shady

  • checkonascht - different

  • checkoschauscheich - no head for heights

R

  • checkriachn - smell

  • checkrachn - smoke

  • checkreudln - roll

  • checkrastn - rest

  • checkrantig - well-dressed, festive

  • checkRĂ©Ă©dhaus - chatterbox

S

  • checkSoaf - soap

  • checkSemmei - Bread roll

  • checkstedln - sulk, mess about

  • checkstixln - rummage, search illicitly

  • checksinga - sing

  • checkspuin - play

  • checkSchmandl - sugared and shredded pancakes

  • checkScheer - mole

  • checkSumma - summer

  • checkSchweizal - daisy

  • checkSaubleame - dandelion

  • checkSunn - sun

U

  • checkumfeun - fall over

  • checkumhaun - knock over

  • checkUmis - ant

  • checkumdraa - revolve

V

  • checkvaschwitzn - forget

  • checkvascheichn - chase off

  • checkveascht - last year

  • checkvui - lots

Z

  • checkzintln - play with matches, light a fire

  • checkzwida - unfriendly

  • checkzwengs wos - which is why

  • checkzwoa - two

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Simply great! Tirol dialect isn’t so easy for everyone?!

When locals in the Tirol lowlands find something especially good, they also say: "oafach bärig!" But not everyone can pronounce this phrase?! Hear for yourself how Italians, Chinese and Japanese, British and German speaking guests pronounce it.

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