Today we move to the East of Germany, to Saxony, where the dialect is Sächsisch. According to Wikipedia “The Free State of Saxony (German: der Freistaat Sachsen) is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. Its capital is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig.”
The sächsisch dialect has one important rule:
“De Weeschn besieschn de Hardn.” Translated: the soft (consonants) beat the hard (consonants).
The German ‘ch’ and ‘ig’ are usually pronounced like a ‘sch’, a ‘t’ sounds like a ‘d’ and a ‘k’ like a ‘g’.
If you’d like to hear and/ or learn some sächsisch, I found a ‘beginners course’ for you on YouTube:
And just for fun, here is a video of an English song, sung in English but with a Sächsisch accent ☺
Some people might say: Nee du, dis iss nisch waa! (*1) and I will reply: Ja, des iss waa! (*2)
Did you miss my other dialect posts?
*1 No, that’s wrong.
*2 Yes, it’s true.
Bis bälde! See you soon!
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