More
Powered by Google
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas 2017 Reserve Now

Oktoberfest   /   October 06, 2016

Oktoberfest Phrases You Have To Know

We aren’t just an exact replica of the original Hofbräuhaus in Munich. Our authenticity goes beyond the exterior to the language you may hear at the original Oktoberfest, also in Munich. Here are a few words and phrases you may hear while at our Haus during the world’s biggest beer party.

 

Oktoberfest Attire

 

Dirndl: (Dern-dull) The traditional German dress you’ll see on our lovely hostesses and waitresses, as well as guests who love to get into the spirit of Oktoberfest. They are known for their asset-enhancing powers.

 

Lederhosen: (Lay-der-hose-in) This literally translates to “leather pants.” You’ll see a lot of men sport these trendy trousers in all kinds of styles (just check out our band!)

 

For more history behind the fashion of Oktoberfest, check out this blog post

 


Fest Food & Drink

 

Guten Appetit!: (goo-ten app-a-teet) How we at the Haus say wish you bon appetite.

 

Noch ein Bier, bitte: (nock ine beer bit-a) You’ll definitely want to commit this to memory; it’s how you ask for “Another beer, please!”

 

Prost!: (Prōst) If you’ve ever been to our Haus you’ve definitely heard this term more than once. This is how we say, “Cheers!” In the commands form our bands you’ll also hear ein Prosit which means “a toast.”

 

Brezen: (Bray-tsun) Pretzel. There’s no shortage of these twisted traditions that we import straight from Germany to you.

 


Cheers, Chants and Dances


Remember how we mentioned the commands of our band? These are other terms you may hear from others who take the stage, including our celebrity keg tappers.

 

O’zapft is!: (Ō-tsapft is) literally means “It’s tapped!”. This is the opening cheer when the first keg is tapped, kicking off Oktoberfest. See what leads up to this important declaration at Munich’s Oktoberfest here

 

Schunkeln: (Shoon-kulln) It’s the ideal drinking “dance” because you don’t even have to stand up! Just stay seated and when the Schunkeln song comes on, lock arms with your neighbor and sway side to side.

 

Eins, zwei, drei: (ines tsvy dry) “One, two, three” You’ll hear this a lot, like at the start of our stein-holding contests. Here’s how to get really legit and count with your fingers in German: one is the thumb, two is thumb and forefinger, and three is thumb, forefinger, and middle finger.

 

Oans, zwoa, g’suffa!: (ōnns tswō g’zoo-fa) “One, two, drink up!” Enough said.

 

Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi hoi hoi!: (tsick-a tsack-a, tsick-a tsack-a, hoy hoy hoy) Another common band call-out, usually followed by Prost! and a hearty chug of beer.

 

Now that you’re privy to some of the lingo, come practice at our Haus! If there’s any more you’d like fellow beer lovers to know, please share in the comments below!

 


Experience   /   December 05, 2017

Hoppy Holidays!

Food & Beer   /   November 28, 2017

Eat, Drink and Be Hoppy

Oktoberfest   /   September 26, 2017

Halt Deine Lederhosen Fest!

Oktoberfest   /   September 19, 2017

Thank God It’s Oktoberfest!

Food & Beer   /   September 07, 2017

Prost to National Beer Lovers Day!

Food & Beer   /   September 01, 2017

We Put The Feast in Oktoberfest

Experience   /   August 29, 2017

Who's The Champ?

Food & Beer   /   August 24, 2017

Rethink Your Morning Brew

Food & Beer   /   August 14, 2017

How We Pour Our Heart Out

Tradition   /   August 10, 2017

A Moooving German Phrase

Food & Beer   /   July 27, 2017

Going For The White Gold

Experience   /   July 18, 2017

Hofbrauhaus Rules!

Tradition   /   July 13, 2017

Crazy About Cookies?

Food & Beer   /   July 11, 2017

Summer's Hottest Cocktails

Experience   /   July 06, 2017

Blog-ularity Contest

Experience   /   July 04, 2017

Oh, Say Can You Sing?

Experience   /   June 22, 2017

Tricks Of The Trade

Food & Beer   /   June 20, 2017

Spread The Word About Obatzda

Tradition   /   June 15, 2017

Nothing But The Drunken Truth

Experience   /   May 30, 2017

Let The Good Times Prost!

Tradition   /   May 11, 2017

Life Is Like A Box Of Ponies

Food & Beer   /   May 02, 2017

Cheers To The Month Of Mai

Experience   /   April 27, 2017

Shot-skis on the Haus

Experience   /   April 18, 2017

Dance. Chug. Repeat.

Tradition   /   April 13, 2017

Forever Yours

Experience   /   March 31, 2017

A Champion Is Brewing

Tradition   /   March 30, 2017

A Writer’s Paradise

Food & Beer   /   March 28, 2017

Happy Black Forest Cake Day

Experience   /   March 24, 2017

He’ll Blow Your Mind

Food & Beer   /   March 21, 2017

Nice To Meat You

Experience   /   March 17, 2017

The Steins Of The Times

Food & Beer   /   March 16, 2017

It's Spatztacular

Tradition   /   March 14, 2017

Follow The Brew-filled Road

Tradition   /   March 07, 2017

How To Survive At Our Haus

Tradition   /   March 03, 2017

Are You A Shoe-In?

Tradition   /   March 02, 2017

All Dolled Up

Food & Beer   /   February 28, 2017

A Bavarian Bromance

Food & Beer   /   February 24, 2017

Jack and Our Trade

Food & Beer   /   February 23, 2017

Why You Gotta Be So Strudel?

Experience   /   February 21, 2017

Oh Yes, It's Ladies Night

Food & Beer   /   February 17, 2017

What’s A Schnitzel Anyway?

Experience   /   February 16, 2017

Go Behind The Scenes

Experience   /   February 14, 2017

Unmask the Celebration

Tradition   /   February 09, 2017

The Haus of Fame

Food & Beer   /   February 07, 2017

All Hearts Lead To Our Haus

Tradition   /   February 03, 2017

Words For The Birds

Experience   /   February 03, 2017

Get Your Group On

Food & Beer   /   January 31, 2017

A Twist of Fate

Experience   /   January 24, 2017

The Number One Reason To Love 13

Food & Beer   /   January 01, 2017

There's Magic In The Malts

Experience   /   December 05, 2016

Now Boarding: An Amazing Experience

Tradition   /   December 05, 2016

Holiday Heroes and Vicious Villains

Food & Beer   /   November 24, 2016

Last One To Our Haus Is A Turkey!

Tradition   /   November 08, 2016

How Biergartens Came to Be

Experience   /   November 03, 2016

Hats Off To Donald

Oktoberfest   /   November 03, 2016

Oktoberfest 2016 Rocked Our Haus

Tradition   /   October 28, 2016

A Stein-tastic Voyage

Experience   /   October 25, 2016

Biergarten Of Eatin'

Oktoberfest   /   October 25, 2016

How Did Oktoberfest 2016 Add Up?

Food & Beer   /   October 20, 2016

Äpfels to Äpfels

Experience   /   October 13, 2016

Winner, Winner Chicken Dancer

Food & Beer   /   October 11, 2016

ABV=OMG

Oktoberfest   /   October 11, 2016

Tap, You’re It!

Oktoberfest   /   October 04, 2016

Who Wore It Best?

Food & Beer   /   September 30, 2016

Putting Our Best Shank Forward

Experience   /   September 29, 2016

Give Us A Shot

Food & Beer   /   September 23, 2016

Rouladen Rules!

Oktoberfest   /   September 20, 2016

As Wilson Phillips Says, Hold On

Oktoberfest   /   September 12, 2016

A Parade, O' Zapft Is & Prost