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Old July 21st, 2014, 07:25 PM   #26661
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A month or two ago I was watching a food/cooking show (there was nothing else on...). It was certainly a show about Italian food, one I've never seen before and I don't remember the name so I can't find it again but I think they visit different regions.... The region for that show was Trentino-Alto Adige and they talked at length with one chef/restaurant owner about her particular specialty. I can't remember whether she was speaking accented Italian with the occasional word of German or just speaking German. Whichever it was, the host was understanding her and translating her into English for the American audience.

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Old July 21st, 2014, 07:35 PM   #26662
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Not really. I have been told that especially in Sterzing the knowledge of Italian is not overwhelmingly good.
Most time their knowledge is sufficient to basic comunication. You don't have to talk about complex topics in a shop or restaurant, it's only necessary that they know basic words. Obviously, a German-speaking Sudtiroler, while speaking in Italian, sounds like a foreigner, with a strong accent and some grammar mistakes (our irregular verbs aren't easy for non-motherlanguages). People working in the tourist sector have an Italian knowledge higher than the average villager. Some people are strong nationalists and don't like people speaking in Italian, but they aren't a majority and business owners don't want to lose customers regardeless their nationality.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 09:02 PM   #26663
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Here's the show I was talking about, but I don't have time to watch it now: http://watch.wliw.org/video/2365172682/
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Old July 21st, 2014, 10:18 PM   #26664
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Here's the show I was talking about, but I don't have time to watch it now: http://watch.wliw.org/video/2365172682/
it's german with very strange accent
also the dish that she's preparing is more common for Austria than Italy (although the dish is really weird, Austrians would usualy make a bath for those knödeln in some goulashsuppe or something)
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 12:21 AM   #26665
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 12:43 AM   #26666
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Greetings from my apartment.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 01:00 AM   #26667
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Greetings from my apartment as well. Greetings from Innsbruck hospital tomorrow... I'm losing my mind over this.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 01:07 AM   #26668
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Don't worry, there are a lot of good doctors in Innsbruck
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 06:46 PM   #26669
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Greetings from my apartment as well. Greetings from Innsbruck hospital tomorrow... I'm losing my mind over this.
I see you're on line - how goes it?
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 06:49 PM   #26670
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Not so good. I keep on getting heavy attacks and got ongoing headaches now.My local GP tried to get hold of the special doctor in Innsbruck today, but without luck. All findings from last Wednesday should have been examined now and I should have been in hospital already, but seeing that the GP office hasn't received the findings we will have to wait until tomorrow...
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 08:14 PM   #26671
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That's strange. You're only across the mountains from me, but the forecast here is very good. It's raining here as well though...

Just out of interest... do you speak German or Italian with the locals?
When I have to express complex sentences, I speak Italian. If I just have to order something at the restaurant or say hi to the occasional hiker, I go with German first.
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Not really. I have been told that especially in Sterzing the knowledge of Italian is not overwhelmingly good.
Sterzingers speak Italian almost with no accent... Lots of Italian speakers there. Here in Bruneck, knowledge of Italian is more limited. The hotel owner's wife doesn't speak any Italian.
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Guideline to saying hi in the mountains:

Normal people: Servus, hallo
German tourists: Gruß Gott. There are some real fanatics among them
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 08:46 PM   #26674
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What a summer day in Denmark today, 29° my in-laws' swimmingpool is 23°
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 09:04 PM   #26675
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Guideline to saying hi in the mountains:

Normal people: Servus, hallo
German tourists: Gruß Gott. There are some real fanatics among them
Gruss Gott is my favourite, but it was my understanding that it is used only in south Germany and Austria...
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 09:08 PM   #26676
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What a summer day in Denmark today, 29° my in-laws' swimmingpool is 23°
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Gruss Gott is my favourite, but it was my understanding that it is used only in south Germany and Austria...
Only by older generations and fanatically yodeling German tourists who believe that Grüß Gott is the norm around here. Most people go by Grüss dich, hallo, hi, servus etc etc.
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Old July 22nd, 2014, 09:59 PM   #26678
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Gruss Gott is my favourite, but it was my understanding that it is used only in south Germany and Austria...
Yes, Grüss Gott is almost unknown in other parts of Germany (people will understand it but will never use it). But even in South it is used less and less.
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I don't think that is very funny. I am very sad and even emotional and angry about what happened and how the political witch hunt has begun out there in a war that is not supposed to be ours. But we're up our necks in it now...
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