Cal Interpreting & Translations (CIT) offers Bavarian interpreters and translators with legal, medical and specialty experience, including criminal and civil matters, employee meetings, engineering, patent cases, labor disputes, immigration and more.

Although based in Los Angeles, CIT offers comprehensive Bavarian language services including interpretation, translation and transcription, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide. Our interpreters and translators are native speakers who have been screened, certified, have provided credentials, field tested, and kept up to date with developments in both English and the Bavarian language through means such as lectures, conferences, and travel. CIT’s Bavarian language interpreters and translators possess in depth knowledge of the Bavarian language, as well as of the culture and history of the Bavarian people, allowing them to provide informed and complete interpretation and translation.

Bavarian Language

The Bavarian language is spoken by approximately 15 million people worldwide. Bavarian is also known as Bairisch, Bavarian Austrian, Bayerisch, Ost-Oberdeutsch.  Bavarian is spoken primarily in Lower Austrian and the Salzbur states along with Burgenland, Carinthia and Styria, which speaks the Northern Bavarian dialect. The Bavarian language is also spoken in Italy and the Czech Republic. It belongs to the Upper German languages, which are spoken in Bavaria, located in southern Germany. In Italy, Bavarian is spoken in South Tyrol, particularly in the Trentino-Alto Adige. In the Czech Republic, it is spoken in South Bohemia. It is reported that Bavarian is also spoke in Switzerland and in Hungary.

Bavarian has a language status of 5, indicating that it is still developing. It is classified as an Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German, German, Upper German and Bavarian-Austrian language. There are four dialects of Bavarian: Central Bavarian (Danube Bavarian), North Bavaria (Upper Franconian), South Bavarian and Salzburgish. In Swabia, the dialect most commonly spoken in Swabian, which comes from the Alemannic dialect. The Upper Palatinate people speak Northern Bavarian.

Northern Bavarian, known as Noadboarisch, is spoken in the district of Wunsiedel in Upper Franconia. Central Bavarian, known as Middlboarisch, or Danube/Danubian Bavarian is spoken in Munich, Upper Bavaria, Lower Bavaria, southern Upper Palatinate and Swabia. Southern Bavarian, known as Sildboarisch or Alpine Bavarian, is spoken in Tyrol, Carinthia, Styria, southern parts of Salzburg and Burgenland in Austria and lastly, in southern Tyrol, located in Italy.

The Bavarian language has a subject-object-verb typology. This indicates that the subject, object and verb in a sentence will always appear that way and in this order. There are 2 prefixes and 3 to 4 suffixes on a word. Suffixes can mark gender of the subject and person, number, and gender of object.

The Bavarian language was first written in the 11th century. It follows the Latin script and is used heavily to write poems and songs.

Fun Facts about Bavaria

  • Bavaria is the oldest city in Germany
  • Bavaria was the first region in Europe to be precisely measured