Guide to Hessian dialect
In the Ebbelwei-Express you can discover so much, including: the sights in Frankfurt, the city’s specialities and the dialect – the “Ebbelex” is also very popular with long-established citizens of Frankfurt.
In order to get you in the mood for the Hessian dialect, we have recorded a few fantastic examples with the help of the Fankfurt Volkstheater and, in particular, the actress Margit Sponheimer, director Wolfgang Kaus and the actor and veteran of “Volkstheater”, Hans Zürn. With that said: Don't forget to turn on the loudspeakers.
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