Hessisch <-> English dictionary

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This is the ultimate Hessisch-English Dictionary for all English speaking people intending to make a business trip to Frankfurt and get lost somewhere between the Airport and Sachsenhausen.



Anner... The other one


Babba... Father

Babbele... to speak

Babbisch ... sticky

Balmegadde ... Famous botanical garden

wie bei de Hembels unnerm Sofa... Colloquial: legendary place that everybody knows but nobody has ever seen

beleidischd Lebberworscht ... Sensitive person

Bembel ... Jug for famous Hessian beverage

Bobbelsche... Little child, baby

Bosse mache... to do something stupid

Brunze... to urinate

Bummbe... to beat, hit


Dasch... Bag, pocket

Der geht ran wie de Flocki ans Gehaggte... Not very shy person

Des zischt wie Abbelsaft... "that fizzles like apple juice"

Dibbe... Pot

Dibbemess'... Frankfurt public festival

Dollbohrer... Awkward person also known as "Hannebambel"

Dorschenanner... A big mess

dozze lasse ... to drop something

dribbe ... over there

druff... up there

Dubbe... blot of paint; also: to be somewhat dull

Dummbabbler... Someone who talks too much.

Similar to: "Sabbelschnuut"


Ebbel... Apple

Ebbelwoi... famous Hessian beverage

Enuff... up

Enunner... down

Erbaame! Zu spät! Die Hesse komme! ... Hessian National Anthem


Fuddele ... to work not very accurately


Geknoddel... Total mess

Grädediersche... Small fish

Grie Soß... Popular Frankfurt dish cucumber

Gugge ... to watch

Guuuude ... Hello, nice to see you!

Ei Guuuude wiie? ... Hello, nice to see you! How are you today?

Wo meschste hie?... Where are you going?

Guutsje... Candy


Häusje... Small house, hut

Hauptwach ... Frankfurt Times Square

Herr uff ... Stop! Similar to: “Mooomendemal"

Hessisch-Kongo ... Area south of Darmstadt

Hessisch-Sibirie... Area north of Giessen

Hibbe... over there; to jump

Hibbelisch... nervous

Hinkel ... Chicken

Hogge... to sit

Horschemol! ... Listen!


Kaan Bock net ... unmotivated

Kaff... Small town

Kerrnsche... Small car

Kipp... Cigarette

Klaa... small


Labbe ... Washcloth

Lebbe geht weider... Hessian motto like "Don't worry, be happy"

Lebbern... to drink

Lumbeseggel... Furtive person


Mobbelsche... Not even skinny person. Similar to:"Pummelsche"


Naggisch ... naked

Nippes... Useless things


Offebach... Frankfurt Bronx


Petze... to drink

Plärre... to cry


Sabber... Saliva

Schnalle ... to understand; also colloquial for female

Schnegge tschegge... To watch nice girls

Schnibbelsche... Little piece

Schnuggelsche... Candy; cute girl

Schnuuud ... Mouth

Schodder... cash, money

Schwanger Lersch... Fat (female) person

sisch ablesche... to go to sleep

Simbel ... Simpleton

Stinkwatz... Smelly person


Uffgeblase ... arrogant

Uffrabbele... to get up; to pull oneself together

Uffschnitt ... all Hessian sausages, starting with an "u"


Veraaasche ... to make fun of someone


Wutz... Pig; dirty person


Zeil ... Broadway in Frankfurt

Zuggerschneggsche... Sweet round biscuits; also: pet name for girlfriend


Popular Hessian Phrases:


Unn? ... What's goin' on?

Kumm Hoiner, steck der a o ... Do you want to smoke, Henrik?

Was hattan da de Babba da? ... What has the father in his hand?

Aasch glaab s gehd lous!... Are you nuts?

Prodoneworscht ... Bread without meat

Du ahle Babbsagg! ... You suck!

Hä ? ... Excuse me Sir, could you please be so kind to

... repeat your statement. I couldn't hear you well

Mer waases net. ... We don't know.

Des is abber babbisch! ... This is a little sticky!

Die hat do en Dubbe!... She is nuts!

Mer laaft de brieh de stern enunnee ... Sweat is running down my face.

Heit brennt de Planeeet widder... It's really hot today.

Uffgebassd! ... Pay attention!

Isch werd rischtisch rammdoesisch ... I'm feeling kind of weird

Kenndisch graad verriggd werrn! ... I'm going mad

Ooch gee haahm! ... Be off with you, you foolish person!

Isch mach weida... Good bye.


Isch mach jetzt auch weida // Ian


:P:P :P


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Understanding Hessisch is important but not as important as understanding women :huh:


Dictionary for understanding women


1. "Fine"


This is the word women use at the end of any argument when they feel they

are right but can't stand to hear you argue any longer. It means that you

should shut up. (NEVER use "Fine" to describe how she looks. This will

cause you to have one of those arguments.)


2. "Five minutes"


This is half an hour. It is equivalent to the five minutes that your

football game is going to last before you take out the rubbish, so women

feel that it's an even trade.


3. "Nothing"


"Nothing" means something and you should be on your toes. "Nothing" is

usually used to describe the feeling a woman has of wanting to turn you

inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Nothing" usually signifies an

argument that will last "Five Minutes" and end with the word "Fine."


4. "Go Ahead" (with raised eyebrows)


This is NOT permission; it's a dare! If you mistake it for permission, the

result will be the woman will get upset over "Nothing" and you'll have a

"Five-minute" discussion that will end with the word "Fine."


5. "Go Ahead" (normal eyebrows)


This is NOT permission, either. It means, "I give up" or "do what you

want because I don't care." You will get a raised eyebrow "Go Ahead" in

just a few minutes, followed by "Nothing" and "Fine" and she will talk to

you in about "Five Minutes" when she cools off.


6. "Loud Sigh"


This is not actually a word, but is still often a verbal statement. Very

frequently misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are

a complete idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and

arguing with you over "Nothing."


7. "Soft Sigh"


Again, not a word, but a verbal statement. "Soft Sighs" are one of the

few things that some men actually understand. It means she is

momentarily content. Your best bet is to not move or breathe in the hope

that the moment will last a bit longer.


8. "Oh"


This word -- followed by any statement -- is trouble. Example; "Oh, let

me get that". Or, "Oh, I talked to him about what you were doing last

night." If she says "Oh" before a statement, run; do not walk, to the

nearest exit. She will tell you that she is "Fine" when she is done

tossing your clothes out the window, but do not expect her to talk to you

for at least two days.


9. "That's Okay"


This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can say to a

man. "That's Okay,


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in my experience "Fine" is the word you really have to watch out for ... normally means your a*se is really on the line ... ;) :P


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