Guide to Hessian dialect
You can learn a huge amount on the Ebbelwei-Express – see the sights of Frankfurt, enjoy some Frankfurter specialities and listen to some Frankfurt dialect. After all, the Ebbelwei-Express is also very popular with long-standing residents of Frankfurt.
To give you a little introduction to the Hessian dialect, our friends at the Frankfurter Volkstheater, especially actress Margit Sponheimer, director Wolfgang Kaus and actor and long-time Volkstheater member Hans Zürn have recorded a few nice examples for you that you can listen to by clicking on each of the play buttons. So, don’t forget to turn your speakers on.
Trainer for speaking Hessian
don’t lie to me
this person’s undernourished
alcoholic drink made from apples
hello, how are you?
northern and southern parts of Frankfurt
work superficially and under time pressure
a devious person
stop making excuses
different ways of giving directions
that’s not very nice
don’t make a mountain out of a molehill
a glass of cider and a small cider
plastic carrier bag
go to bed
great that you could be here
Frankfurt public holiday