Off topic: German dialect translation
Thread poster: ComWell

ComWell  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:35
English
May 26, 2011

A colleague in Germany loves to send me emails in what I believe is a northern german dialect just to mess with me. Anybody care to help me out with a translation?

thanks in advance!

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Serwas Brian,

oid Bayrn Bazi - dangsche meina Falie und mia geads guad - i hoff des soibe a füa Di!

Pfiade und Vui Griaß
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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 19:35
English to Dutch
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First attempt May 26, 2011

I don't speak this dialect, but I believe it's Bavarian. My guess is:

Hi Brian,
?? ?? ?? - thanks from my side and I'm doing well - I hope the same for you!
?? and many greetings

Soon a 'native speaker' will confirm or violently deny this.


 

Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:35
English to German
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In fact May 26, 2011

it is rather a Southern/Bavarian accent with the meaning given by Jan.

 

David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 19:35
German to English
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Pfiade May 26, 2011

means goodbye in Bavarian-Austrian dialects, also in the form "Pfiadi Gott" Not sure of its exact origin.

and oid will be alt - old. What a Bazi might be, no idea, but wonder whether it's related to Austrian Spezi, friend, mate

[Edited at 2011-05-26 13:05 GMT]


 

Melanie Meyer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:35
Member (2010)
English to German
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Bazi May 26, 2011

I found the following translation for Bazi:

Schlingel, Schlawiner (Du alter Schlawiner!). Something like 'rascal' in English:


http://www.hippodrom-oktoberfest.de/de/bayern/reisen/woerterbuch/



[Edited at 2011-05-26 14:16 GMT]


 

Manuela Junghans  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:35
Member (2004)
English to German
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Yes.. May 26, 2011

it´s some sort of Bavarian

And although I´m from there I cannot quite make it out, but I have a try

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Hi Brian

old (Bavarian) lad - thanks, I am good and my (Falie???) too (with a lot of fantasy it could be family, or possibly a name?) - hope you´re good/ok too.

Bye and Best Regards

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 20:35
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Führ dich Gott May 26, 2011

Pfiadi (Gott) - God be with you.
I don't understand what is so difficult with German dialects. On tv we have to listen to all kind of English dialects from Australia to Wales and Scotland.
Oh, I forgot, you view only synchronised programs.

Get a copy of Karl Valentin's movies and study Bavarian. An have a good laugh.


 

Jalapeno
Local time: 19:35
English to German
Actually ... May 26, 2011

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

Pfiadi (Gott) - God be with you.
I don't understand what is so difficult with German dialects. On tv we have to listen to all kind of English dialects from Australia to Wales and Scotland.
Oh, I forgot, you view only synchronised programs.

Get a copy of Karl Valentin's movies and study Bavarian. An have a good laugh.


Actually, "Pfiadi" is "Behüt dich Gott" -> "May God protect you".



 


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