What does “g’suffa” mean?

  • Oans, zwoa, drei, g’suffa!

    The first three words in the above quote are Bavarian for “eins, zwei, drei”. Is g’suffa also Bavarian, and what does it mean?

    Und es heisst: "Oans, zwoa, gsuffa!". Was aber in keinster Weise unterstellt, dass Bayern nicht bis drei zählen könnten...

  • splattne

    splattne Correct answer

    10 years ago

    It’s a Bavarian dialect expression and it means gesoffen. That’s the Partizip Perfekt of saufen: colloquial/vulg. for trinken (to drink).

    +1 - Zudem ist es ein feststehender Trinkspruch.

    +1 nur im Zusammenhang mit Bier anzuwenden.

    Is that expression from "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus?"

    @Tom_Au The expression is older than the song.

    A good translation would also have to include that "g'suffa!" is meant as a kind of prompt or even military-style order to take a gulp of beer.

    @berd_k: Lässt sich auch mit Schnaps anwenden.

    It’s worth noting that “saufen” is only vulgar or colloquial when applied to humans, as it is in this case. Otherwise, it’s the proper (non-vulgar) German verb for animals drinking. English doesn’t make this distinction for drinking, but it does with eating/feeding.

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