German Language/Grüss Gott


Wilhelm wrote at 2008-10-31 04:08:27
Hello Scott and Kevin

Me-I'm from Bavaria, worked as a Kellner/Ober (Waiter) and been here in the States since 1981. So with that being said let me add on to the point Kevin made.

When Stranger come into our Establishment we wear required to greed them as 'Grüß Gott die Herschaften' if they came in as a Couple or Group.

Grüß Gott die Dame(F)or mein Herr(M)for singles.

They could respond back to you in the same manner as Kevin pointed out 'Grüß Gott' Herr Ober or Guten Abend/Tag which would be a exactable and save answer throughout Germany including the Southern Parts.

Hope that Helps


tk wrote at 2013-12-14 16:46:32
I was taugh that "Gruss Gott" meant (How is your Walk with God), and the polite answer was "Gruss Good" (my walk is good).

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I grew up and live in Germany, so I can answer questions on the German language, culture, current events, politics and style. My field of work is science, so I will also be able to answer questions regarding technical vocabulary. I will not do translations of more than approx. half a page (typewritten), though.


I lived all my life in Germany. I have a strong lifelong interest in languages.

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