Vom Wald das Beste. – Nationalparkregion Bayerischer Wald


Do you understand me?

Servus or Habedere - The Bavarian dialect, the most attractive and most popular in Germany!

But beware, not all Bavarian is the same! The Bavarian dialect is further subdivided into different regions, and even within a region there are differences in pronunciation. The dialect for the Bavarian Forest is called "Waidler dialect". And if you listen more closely, you can recognize the regional differences in the pronunciation of some words.

But slowly for now! We have summarized the most important and everyday words so that you can understand "Waidlerisch" during your next stay and can show off a word or two. Once you have mastered these words, it will be much easier for you to discover the differences in the Waidler dialect on site. Advanced learners can not only speak the individual pronunciations, but also assign them to the individual "corners"!

The best of the Waidler dialect.

The 1x1 for your next vacation:

I, Du = Ich, Du / Er, Si, Des = Er, Sie (Frau), Es / Mia, Ehs, De = Wir, Ihr, Sie (group)

Griaß God = "Good day" as a versatile greeting
(variants: Griaß Eana = you form / Griaßde = you form / Griaß Enk/Eich = to several people)

Servus/Servas = neutral greeting and/or farewell (always works!)

Habedere (also "dere" for short) = greeting and/or farewell in the "Du" form

Pfia'God = "Goodbye" as a versatile farewell
(variants: Pfiad Eana = you form / Pfiade = you form / Pfiad Enk/Eich = to several people)

Bittschä = please

Dangschä or Measse = thank you

Basst scha = Fits; all right (or also for "You can give me a...")

Ijoh = Yes

Shah = Already

Gaij = Gell

Gwiehß = Certainly

Woasd = You know

Wohs = What

Wiavaij = How much

An Guadn = Bon appétit

Froisn = Freeze

If a "non-Bavarian" asks a "Waidler" to teach him a word, the following usually follows:
Oachkatzlschwoaf = tail of a squirrel