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How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by RHill » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:12 am

The times I can remember AWP being discussed at school, at work, in pubs etc... I would always here it pronounced slightly different. Even on the telly!

I used to pronounce it 'Auf Veed Der Then' and I've also heard myself pronouncing it 'Auf Weed Der Sane' (Obviously I don't speak German). Has anyone else slightly pronounced it differently through out the years due to influence or dis-info?

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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by RHill » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:39 am

Even the Youtube channel 'Howcast' teaches how to pronounce this word - yet they are wrong.
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by RHill » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:41 am

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 646AAVEq6j

And this link just confuses me even more.

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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by Breaking Away » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:53 am

Ta-ra for a bit pet
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by Wal-NUFC » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:07 am

In German you pronounce every letter of every word.

the common mistake is in Sehen, which goes: Ze(h)en with a muted hetch in the middle
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by Tracy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:18 am

Got a mate whos an Erik. Canny lad, for an Erik. I asked him and he said what the poster does. So I stick to that. Works for me loike !
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by dan slider » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:23 am

My mother pronounces it - Auf Swedehesehn
Always makes me laugh anyhow!
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by RHill » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:26 am

In the English dictionary, you don't pronounce the 'W'. (They pronounce it auf ˈviːdərzeːən) So how can that be? :|

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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by Tracy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:33 am

Maybe its some kind of administrative cock up ?
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by RHill » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:40 am

Tracy wrote:Maybe its some kind of administrative cock up ?
:lol: Well I reckon that half the fans pronounce it with a 'W' and the other half pronounce it with a 'V'. So Tracy and Wal-NUFC and not to forget Dan Slider's Mother has been pronouncing it wrong. Agreed? 8-)

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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by Tracy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:44 am

VOLLOCKS !!!
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by Hallwood » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:27 am

I did German at school, so I pronounce it the Deutsch way.

Knowing a bit of German came in handy when watching some scenes in Series 1, so school wasn't a complete waste of my time.

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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by AlreetPal » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:55 pm

Hallwood wrote:I did German at school, so I pronounce it the Deutsch way.

Knowing a bit of German came in handy when watching some scenes in Series 1, so school wasn't a complete waste of my time.

I never expected you to the fly the white flag in the language wars, Hallwood. :D
Shut ya yak will ya man, you snivelling little git.


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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by The Magnificent 7 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:48 pm

You didn't have to gan crawling to them, let em speak English man!
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Re: How do you pronounce Auf Wiedersehen Pet?

Post by poxeymoxey » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:48 pm

I have always pronounced it as Auf Veeder Zane!
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