The Path to Mastery

Discover the rules of the Austrian dialect

Go through those carefully designed exercises and train your hearing and practice your pronunciation of the Austrian dialect.

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Vowels are mostly   

   pronounced differently

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Articles sound very different compared to the Standard German. 

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Negative articles.

Same but different.

ARRRR!

and probably the most typical characteristics of the dialect ; -)

AAAAA!

Vocalizing the R sound

Umlauts have their own ring to it. Find out how!

Knowing how Austrians

conjugate the verbs

for "to be" and "to have"

is crucial and all essential.

Diphthongs are often pronounced differently.

Some word endings are simply note pronounced.

others are shortened by simply skipping the vowel.

some word beginnings

simply skip the vowel.

Vocalizing the L sound

is simply not pronounced for the most parts of Austria.

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 L is not pronounced 

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speaking of pronouns

not quite the same as

in Standard German :-P

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nasal sounds

what else!?

consonants

are softer pronounced

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S sound

is mostly unvoiced

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There is a very charming speech melody in the Austrian dialect. Learn How!

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