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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Guten Abend!  Reply with quote

Here are some German words or phrases that can be heard on the show once in a while...

jayes
Jawohl!Yes! (Rather with the meaning of) Yes, sir!
nein - no

Guten Tag!Good day!
Guten Morgen! - Good morning!
Guten Abend!Good evening!
Gute Nacht!Good night!
Auf Wiedersehen!Good-bye! (meaning that you hope to see the other person again)

Danke! - Thank you!
Vielen  Dank!/Danke sehr!Thank you very much!
Bitte!Please!            
Here you are! (also Bitte sehr! )
You are welcome! (also Gern geschehen!)

Mannman, husband (also Ehemann)
Frauwoman, wife (also Ehefrau)

HerrMister, it can also mean sir, lord, master
Frau - Mistress
FräuleinMiss (very old fashioned and hardly used any more, it is even considered to be very impolite to call a women a „Fräulein“ today...)

Herr - gentleman
Dame - lady

Was ist los?What is the matter?
Was ist los mit ihm/ihr?What is the matter with him/her?

Das ist verboten.That is forbidden.

Achtung! Attention!

Mach schnell! (addressing one person) – (literal: make fast!) Hurry! Be quick!
Macht schnell! (adressing more than one person)

Zurück in die Baracke!Back into the barrack!

Dummkopf – (literal stupid head) idiot, fool

Donnerwetter – (literal thunderstorm) Something like Gosh! Or Bloody hell!

Führer – (literal leader) Hitler's title
Mein Führer!My Führer!
Heil Hitler!Hail Hitler!

Kommandant - commandant

Kameradcomrade

Liebchen – a very (very!) old fashioned word for your sweetheart

Entschuldigen Sie bitte!Excuse me, please!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool, thanks, Sticky!

Hey why is it impolite to use Fraulein anymore?  What do you use insead?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome :)

Um, that's a long and complicated historical development which nobody you'd ask around here could really explain ;)
But the equal rights of man and woman can probably mainly be accounted for. You wouldn't call a non-married man a "Herrlein", so why call a non-married woman a "Fräulein"? It implies that a woman can only be a "real" woman if she is married to a man, while a man can be a man all his life. Or something like that. You know, to be honest, I never really thought about it, because for me it's always been like that, but that's the way that emancipated woman would explain it...

You simply use "Frau" for a grown up woman, whether she is married or not.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Guten Abend! Reply with quote

stickywicket_chrissie wrote:
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[color=cyan]Frau
- Mistress
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Point of American English clarification.  Back in the old days, say 1700's Mistress was indeed the female head of the houshold, i.e. the wife of the Master or Mister.  Mistress was and is abbreviated Mrs., but in the US is pronounced missus.

Sometime, oh, maybe in the early to mid 20 the century.  "Mistress" came to mean something all together different.  It currently has the connotation of the woman a husband is having relationships whom is not his wife.  Probably a sarcastic way of saying, 'The real female master of the house.'

stickywicket_chrissie wrote:
Donnerwetter – (literal thunderstorm) Something like Gosh! Or Bloody hell!
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Also, and old fasioned exclamation of disbelief "Thunderation!"
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I'd put a copy of this here:

stickywicket_chrissie wrote:
The adjective "gnädig" or "gnaedig" means merciful or gracious.

You can also address a woman as "gnädige Frau" or "gnaedige Frau". I guess the translation, which comes closest, would be "madam"? It was common to address women of eminently respectable, wealthy or even noble families that way. However, this phrase is more than old-fashioned today  Wink


Many times Frau Linkmeier is referred to as gnädige Frau.  Also, I think Carter maybe was the recipient of this pleasntry when he was in a dress... or maybe that was Schultz.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard Major Hochstetter call Frau Linkmeyer this and wondered what he was saying!!!! Thanks Karl!


Sticky, we sort of have the same thing: Many women get offended by calling them Miss or Lady.  You are safer saying Ms. (Miz) and or Mrs.  So, I understand what you mean.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Guten Abend! Reply with quote

stickywicket_chrissie wrote:
Here are some German words or phrases that can be heard on the show once in a while...

jayes
Jawohl!Yes! (Rather with the meaning of) Yes, sir!
nein - no

Guten Tag!Good day!
Guten Morgen! - Good morning!
Guten Abend!Good evening!
Gute Nacht!Good night!
Auf Wiedersehen!Good-bye! (meaning that you hope to see the other person again)

Danke! - Thank you!
Vielen  Dank!/Danke sehr!Thank you very much!
Bitte!Please!            
Here you are! (also Bitte sehr! )
You are welcome! (also Gern geschehen!)

Mannman, husband (also Ehemann)
Frauwoman, wife (also Ehefrau)

HerrMister, it can also mean sir, lord, master
Frau - Mistress
FräuleinMiss (very old fashioned and hardly used any more, it is even considered to be very impolite to call a women a „Fräulein“ today...)

Herr - gentleman
Dame - lady

Was ist los?What is the matter?
Was ist los mit ihm/ihr?What is the matter with him/her?

Das ist verboten.That is forbidden.

Achtung! Attention!

Mach schnell! (addressing one person) – (literal: make fast!) Hurry! Be quick!
Macht schnell! (adressing more than one person)

Zurück in die Baracke!Back into the barrack!

Dummkopf – (literal stupid head) idiot, fool

Donnerwetter – (literal thunderstorm) Something like Gosh! Or Bloody hell!

Führer – (literal leader) Hitler's title
Mein Führer!My Führer!
Heil Hitler!Hail Hitler!

Kommandant - commandant

Kameradcomrade

Liebchen – a very (very!) old fashioned word for your sweetheart

Entschuldigen Sie bitte!Excuse me, please!
good thanks! ill use these! LOL

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