PA German Lessons

Pennsylvania German, our real native tongue is sadly fast disappearing from even occasional use in our area. In order to keep the flame dimly lighted, we offer this department. 

Mini Lesson #216

1. How do you say “Where is he?” in PA German? You would pronounce it VOO ISS AIR, and it is written:  Wu is er.
2. How would you say “Over there.”? You would pronounce it DOT DRIVVA, and it’s written: Datt driwwer. 
 
 

Mini Lesson #207

1. How do you say “We'll meet this Sunday.” in PA German? You would pronounce it MERE FA SUMLA UNZ DA SUUNDAK, and it is written: Mir versammle uns der Sunndaag.
2. How would you say “It's quarter til eight.”? You would pronounce it SIS FODDLE BIS OCHT, and it’s written: Sis Vaddel bis acht. 


Mini Lesson #208

1. How do you say “The time for bed is now.” in PA German? You would pronounce it DEE SIGHT FAH INZ BETT IS NAU, and it is written: Die Zeit fer ins Bett is nau.
2. How would you say “Did you know?”? You would pronounce it HUSHED DEW GA-VIST, and it’s written: Hoscht du gwisst. 


Mini Lesson #209

1. How do you say “Master this thing!” in PA German? You would pronounce it MESCHTA DESS DING, and it is written: Meeschder des Ding!
2. How would you say “That is necessary”? You would pronounce it SELL ISS NOTE-VEND-DICH, and it’s written: Sel is notwendich. 
 
 

Mini Lesson #210

1. How do you say “Where there's smoke, there's fire.” in PA German? You would pronounce it VOO SCHMOKE ISS, ISS AWE FIRE, and it is written: Wu Schmok is, is aa Feier.
2. How would you say “Don't make a face.”? You would pronounce it MOCH NET EN SCHNOOT, and it’s written: Mach net en Schnut. 
 
 

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