Is it "zum Wohl" or "zum Wolle"? - Germany

Which is the correct toast in German?


gopher
Someone recently told me that's it's now incorrect to say 'Prost' or 'zum Wohl' when toasting. Can anyone clarify? I'm worried I've been doing it wrong all these years Thanks.
miwild
Is it "zum Wohl" or "zum Wolle"?

"Zur Wolle" ...
gopher
What is the correct term when you Ansto├čen: zum Wohl, zum Wohle or Prost? or all three?
Gen
Prost for beer, zum Wohl for wine. Zur Wolle is "to wool".
gopher
Is there no zum Wohle? I just want to be sure, thanks. Sorry about the Wolle (I was also surprised by the spelling!)
Gen
There's zum Wohle der Gesellschaft zahlen wir alle einen Sozialbeitrag, but not as a prost, no.
gopher
Thank you Gen, that was the answer I was looking for!
miwild
... Is there no zum Wohle? ...
Yes, there is ... the extra -e- is just an archaic way to indicate the dative case
gopher
Archaic, meaning it's no longer used?
miwild
Well ... not by everybody, nothing wrong with it though
eurovol
Is it "zum Wohl" or "zum Wolle"?

"Zur Wolle" ...
No, that is for the Welsh.
Small Town Boy
I frequently hear "zum Wohle" when glasses are clinked.
Kommentarlos
Prost for beer, zum Wohl for wine. Zur Wolle is "to wool".
If you can distingish the difference in a social situation you don't need to ask the question ...

Bier and Schnaps - Prost
Anything else - zum Voll (with emphasis on the T before the z - please practice your spitting)

= Berlin chav rules.

Hope that helps if you are ever in that position - guessing other local variations will also take place.
tomgraham
it's most certainly not "zum Wolle" !
Both "zum Wohl" and "zum Wohle" are accepted, regardless of which is correct.
BarryD
Prost for beer, zum Wohl for wine. Zur Wolle is "to wool".
well, technically... "To the wool!" I'll drink to that.
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