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Old 12.02.2012, 00:55
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Re: Useful German phrases to say or recognise

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ich bin am gaa
i am going
-- ok

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ich bin ganga
i went (also when leaving, as in "I'm out of here")
-- rather ggangä

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ich bin niid choena cho
i could not come
-- ich hann nöd (nid) chönne cho
clearly HANN and not bin

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ich bin d heim ganga
i went home
-- ich bin hei ggange
"d" is wrong, and the "m" is Standard German

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ich mues d heim cho
i have to go home
-- ich ha müesä hei gaa if said outside your home
-- ich ha müesä hei cho if said at home

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some favorites around the house (I have 3 kids):

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duura bi roet
you are crazy (you have passed the red)
-- durä bi root of course two German "o"

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hoep d bassa
hurry up
-- a bit extreme, more standard dialect use are
mach vorwärts or
mach fürschi

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schoena chrampfa
nice work
-- never heard this. The joking way may be
frohs schaffe
while the more general way is
än Schöönä
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Re: Useful German phrases to say or recognise

Keine ahnung....
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Keine ahnung....
to express this in dialect you might say

känn blanke Hochschimmer

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