These eight words show just how different German and Austrian Deutsch can be

These eight words show just how different German and Austrian Deutsch can be

Germany and Austria may share a common language - but often with a very different vocabulary. Here are eight of the most common terms which sound completely different if you're in Vienna versus Berlin.

The vocabulary you need to understand the health system in Norway
Norway

The vocabulary you need to understand the health system in Norway

Here’s the German vocabulary you need to get the Covid-19 vaccine
Germany

Here’s the German vocabulary you need to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Commuting: How many people in Germany travel to another federal state for work?
Germany

Commuting: How many people in Germany travel to another federal state for work?

Mini heatwave: Germany poised for soaring temperatures
Germany

Mini heatwave: Germany poised for soaring temperatures

Eight German words used in English – but with different meanings
Germany

Eight German words used in English – but with different meanings

10 essential phrases to complain about the weather like a German
Germany

10 essential phrases to complain about the weather like a German

‘Mood is getting more aggressive’: Thousands of people in Germany caught skipping line for Covid vaccine
Germany

‘Mood is getting more aggressive’: Thousands of people in Germany caught skipping line for Covid vaccine

‘Majority of Germans’ against immediately lifting restrictions for vaccinated people
Germany

‘Majority of Germans’ against immediately lifting restrictions for vaccinated people

Germany to bring forward plan for nationwide freedoms for vaccinated people
Germany

Germany to bring forward plan for nationwide freedoms for vaccinated people

German word of the day: Der Teufelskreis
Germany

German word of the day: Der Teufelskreis

Reader question: Do I have to work from home under Germany’s new measures?
Germany

Reader question: Do I have to work from home under Germany’s new measures?

Cost of private health insurance in Germany spikes in the pandemic
Germany

Cost of private health insurance in Germany spikes in the pandemic

Shopping: Here’s how the pandemic has hit German spending habits
Germany

Shopping: Here’s how the pandemic has hit German spending habits

German word of the day: Der Rattenschwanz
Germany

German word of the day: Der Rattenschwanz

‘Danger lurks inside’: German aerosol experts say Covid restrictions should target indoor areas
Germany

‘Danger lurks inside’: German aerosol experts say Covid restrictions should target indoor areas

GPs in Germany will soon be able to ‘choose the Covid vaccine’ they offer patients
Germany

GPs in Germany will soon be able to ‘choose the Covid vaccine’ they offer patients

Germany’s GPs begin vaccinating patients against Covid-19
Germany

Germany’s GPs begin vaccinating patients against Covid-19

Hamburg to introduce curfew amid rising Covid-19 cases
Germany

Hamburg to introduce curfew amid rising Covid-19 cases

Weather: Sun and springlike temperatures come to Germany
Germany

Weather: Sun and springlike temperatures come to Germany

Who is hardest hit financially by the pandemic in Germany?
Germany

Who is hardest hit financially by the pandemic in Germany?

Seven German words which originally come from India
Germany

Seven German words which originally come from India

Cold spell comes to Germany following spring-like weather
Germany

Cold spell comes to Germany following spring-like weather

The words and phrases you’ll need to understand Italian political discussions
Italy

The words and phrases you’ll need to understand Italian political discussions

How a Bavarian supermarket is helping shoppers find love amid shutdown
Germany

How a Bavarian supermarket is helping shoppers find love amid shutdown

‘Lockdown’ voted Germany’s English word of the year
Germany

‘Lockdown’ voted Germany’s English word of the year

10 German words you need to know when looking for a job
Germany

10 German words you need to know when looking for a job

‘Corona-dictator’ named one of Germany’s ugliest words of the year
Germany

‘Corona-dictator’ named one of Germany’s ugliest words of the year

Eight of the most common (and funniest) mistakes German learners make
Germany

Eight of the most common (and funniest) mistakes German learners make

German winter destinations crack down on visitors after rules broken
Germany

German winter destinations crack down on visitors after rules broken

‘A question of life and death’: Can Germany speed up the Covid-19 vaccination rollout?
Germany

‘A question of life and death’: Can Germany speed up the Covid-19 vaccination rollout?

The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden
Sweden

The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden

These are Germany’s ‘words of the year’ for 2020
Germany

These are Germany’s ‘words of the year’ for 2020

Music to our ears: The top 10 melodic German phrases
Germany

Music to our ears: The top 10 melodic German phrases

Germany’s risk groups and health workers to receive Covid-19 vaccine first, says Merkel
Germany

Germany’s risk groups and health workers to receive Covid-19 vaccine first, says Merkel

Most Germans believe investigation into racism in police force is ‘needed’
Germany

Most Germans believe investigation into racism in police force is ‘needed’

German electricity prices ‘among the highest in the world’
Germany

German electricity prices ‘among the highest in the world’

What are the most fascinating German words that no longer exist?
Germany

What are the most fascinating German words that no longer exist?

From Lockdown to Influencer: Which words have been added to the German dictionary in 2020?
Germany

From Lockdown to Influencer: Which words have been added to the German dictionary in 2020?

Denmark sees two weeks’ rain in two days…and there’s more to come
Denmark

Denmark sees two weeks’ rain in two days…and there’s more to come

Holiday homes at North and Baltic Sea 90 percent full as Germans choose staycations
Germany

Holiday homes at North and Baltic Sea 90 percent full as Germans choose staycations

Part of central Berlin set to be closed to traffic for six months
Germany

Part of central Berlin set to be closed to traffic for six months

The Italian vocab you need to understand the coronavirus crisis
Italy

The Italian vocab you need to understand the coronavirus crisis

Should Germany get rid of private health insurance?
Germany

Should Germany get rid of private health insurance?

Berlin plan for €1 per day public transport ticket stirs up controversy
Germany

Berlin plan for €1 per day public transport ticket stirs up controversy

Flu virus in Germany causes more than 30 deaths and leaves 3,500 in hospital
Germany

Flu virus in Germany causes more than 30 deaths and leaves 3,500 in hospital

REVEALED: Where rent prices are falling in Germany
Germany

REVEALED: Where rent prices are falling in Germany

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks
Germany

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks

The essential words and phrases for a night out in Germany
Germany

The essential words and phrases for a night out in Germany

Owls in the marsh? Nine animal idioms to level up your Swedish
Sweden

Owls in the marsh? Nine animal idioms to level up your Swedish

Sweden reveals 35 new words of the year – do you know what they mean?
Sweden

Sweden reveals 35 new words of the year – do you know what they mean?

Bad news: Why rents in Germany will continue to rise in 2020
Germany

Bad news: Why rents in Germany will continue to rise in 2020

‘I’m surprised nothing’s happened yet’: How planes in Germany are flying dangerously close to each other
Germany

‘I’m surprised nothing’s happened yet’: How planes in Germany are flying dangerously close to each other

Dresden police receive over 500 tip-offs for stolen jewellery
Germany

Dresden police receive over 500 tip-offs for stolen jewellery

Update: Measles vaccination to become compulsory in Germany
Germany

Update: Measles vaccination to become compulsory in Germany

Number of people without a home rises in Germany
Germany

Number of people without a home rises in Germany

Quiz: Can you pass the Swedish university exam? PART ONE
Sweden

Quiz: Can you pass the Swedish university exam? PART ONE

S-Bahn, trains and buses: Germany to inject an extra €1.2 billion into public transport
Germany

S-Bahn, trains and buses: Germany to inject an extra €1.2 billion into public transport

Four German states push for smoking ban in cars with children
Germany

Four German states push for smoking ban in cars with children

Italian expression of the day: ‘Con calma’
Switzerland

Italian expression of the day: ‘Con calma’

Easter holiday weather: What can Germany expect?
Germany

Easter holiday weather: What can Germany expect?

More than 7,000 Swedish trains were late last month BUT here’s how many arrived on time
Sweden

More than 7,000 Swedish trains were late last month BUT here’s how many arrived on time

Is this really Sweden’s ugliest building?
Sweden

Is this really Sweden’s ugliest building?

The political Italian vocabulary you should know ahead of the 2018 election
Italy

The political Italian vocabulary you should know ahead of the 2018 election

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 13
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 13

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 11
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 11

This is the German youth word of the year for 2020
Germany

This is the German youth word of the year for 2020

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 10
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 10

Merkel plans first face-to-face Covid-19 meeting with state leaders since March
Germany

Merkel plans first face-to-face Covid-19 meeting with state leaders since March

26 untranslatable Swedish words
Sweden

26 untranslatable Swedish words

Six German words you’ll need to know this summer
Germany

Six German words you’ll need to know this summer

Only one in five Germans plans ‘to travel in autumn or winter’
Germany

Only one in five Germans plans ‘to travel in autumn or winter’

The 6 German words you need to know for spring
Germany

The 6 German words you need to know for spring

Should Germany opt for a coronavirus ‘traffic light warning’ system?
Germany

Should Germany opt for a coronavirus ‘traffic light warning’ system?

Coronavirus pandemic: German schools lagging behind on digital learning
Germany

Coronavirus pandemic: German schools lagging behind on digital learning

German phrase of the day: Da steppt der Bär
Germany

German phrase of the day: Da steppt der Bär

Seven fascinating ways written and spoken German differ
Germany

Seven fascinating ways written and spoken German differ

EXPLAINED: The ultimate A-Z guide of German coronavirus terms
Germany

EXPLAINED: The ultimate A-Z guide of German coronavirus terms

10 Spanish words and phrases we’ve learned during the corona crisis
Spain

10 Spanish words and phrases we’ve learned during the corona crisis

Here’s how many people in Germany have a migrant background
Germany

Here’s how many people in Germany have a migrant background

More guests allowed at weddings as North Rhine-Westphalia relaxes corona rules
Germany

More guests allowed at weddings as North Rhine-Westphalia relaxes corona rules

Coronavirus aid: Germany investigating thousands of suspected fraud cases
Germany

Coronavirus aid: Germany investigating thousands of suspected fraud cases

More than half of Germans have no holiday plans this year due to coronavirus
Germany

More than half of Germans have no holiday plans this year due to coronavirus

New German coronavirus tracking app gets over seven million downloads
Germany

New German coronavirus tracking app gets over seven million downloads

School to ‘return to normal’ for German kids after summer holidays
Germany

School to ‘return to normal’ for German kids after summer holidays

11 German words and phrases we’ve learned during the coronavirus outbreak
Germany

11 German words and phrases we’ve learned during the coronavirus outbreak

Hair salons in Germany reopen on Monday – but with strict rules
Germany

Hair salons in Germany reopen on Monday – but with strict rules

All pupils in Germany ‘should return to school before summer holidays’
Germany

All pupils in Germany ‘should return to school before summer holidays’

Germany ranked ‘second safest country in the world’ during coronavirus pandemic
Germany

Germany ranked ‘second safest country in the world’ during coronavirus pandemic

Jena becomes first German city to make wearing a face mask mandatory
Germany

Jena becomes first German city to make wearing a face mask mandatory

The German vocab you need to understand the coronavirus
Germany

The German vocab you need to understand the coronavirus

How are doctors in Germany coping with spread of coronavirus?
Germany

How are doctors in Germany coping with spread of coronavirus?