To help you survive this annual German festival we have come up with some essential phrases and vocabulary…
Every year over 6 million people flock to the city of Munich in Germany to be part of the world famous German festival, Oktoberfest. And what exactly do you do? Drink beer from 6 of Munich’s brewers for 16 days! However, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming city in southern Germany, such as trying the delicious local food and taking a ride on the world’s largest portable rollercoaster!
Finally, if you really want to join in the festivities, why not try dressing up? Ladies traditionally wear a Dirndl, which is a Bavarian dress with an apron, and men wear a Lederhosen, which are leather shorts with embroidery.
Impress the locals with our top 10 Oktoberfest phrases and vocabulary!
|Hello my name is….what is your name?||Hallo, ich heiße ….. Wie heißt du? – (Great way to make new friends!)|
|Another beer please||Noch ein Bier, bitte.|
|I need a re-fill, please!||Nachschenken, bitte!|
|It’s tapped!||O’zapft is! (b)|
|I want to buy beer tokens||Ich möchte Biermarken kaufen|
|Which way is the Wiesn? (Large field where Oktoberfest takes place)||Wo geht es zur Wiesn?|
|Next round is on him/her!||Die nächste Runde zahlt er/sie!|
|One, two, drink!||Oans, Zwoa, Gsuffa! (b)|
|Beer tent||das Bierzelt|
|Family day (prices are cheaper)||der Famillientag|
|Beer mug||der Bierkrug|
(b) indicates that it is in Bavarian German
If you find yourself wanting to expand on your vocabulary, also visit www.oktoberfest.de for a whole dictionary of essential Oktoberfest words.
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