Oktoberfest is one of Germany’s most famous events taking place every year. When the leaves are turning brown and the weather becomes windy, it can only mean one thing: Oktoberfest is on its way! In these times you will see a lot of people wandering on the streets, some of them singing, others just getting lost in the crowds that are forming every night and feeling the hot ladies (I used to do that when I was a kid, God it felt so nice). This great event has its inception in the month of September and it lasts up until early October, making Germany’s capital the most crowded place in the country. On a yearly basis there are over 6 million people that are attending the event lasting for 16 days! Imagine dancing and partying for over 2 weeks with any strangers you find attractive and ready for some bed fun!

How the Oktoberfest starts? Well everyone knows that it is celebrated with the tapping of the first barrel of beer! Schottenhammel is where all the magic happens and this moment is so significant that it is also broadcast on the Internet and on the TV! I guess it wouldn’t be a good idea to suddenly kick that glass of beer out a thirsty guy’s hands. You might end up being bathed in guy beer after that.

Being such an important event there aren’t only people like you and me attending, there are also a lot of VIPs, politicians and many local celebrities. That’s because it’s a national party and given a certain social stature doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the millions of people running, singing and drinking on the street. Well, it depends what kind of fun we’re talking about. No one would like to see some boy on boy action happening there, but girls are given the green light from me!

When the first barrel of beer is brought down to have the first tap driven in, the mayor is the one getting the job done. He will bring a heavy hammer with him and tap that big boy in. The words he will immediately say after knocking the hell out of it are: “O’ zapft is!” which translated into English, means “It is tapped!” Amen to that!

The tradition goes that the first mug of beer is to be offered to the Prime Minister and after the barrel of beer has been tapped, all the other barrels can be drained by the participants. I once talked to a guy participating here and asked him: “Hey, why do you drink so much beer, aren’t you afraid of getting too drunk and maybe get raped by some wild hogs?” and he replied to me: Well I don’t want to drink man, it’s the bottle that spits in my mouth”. I laughed so hard I almost fainted.

And the beer’s availability is quite high as well. The beer that is sold in the tents can be purchased between 10 A.M. and 10:30 P.M. from Monday to Friday and from 9 A.M. to 10:30 P.M. in the holidays and in the weekends. But don’t imagine that there is only one general type of beer you can quench your thirst with there. There are a lot of types and you just need to look for your favorite one. You can choose from Paulaner, Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr and Spaten-Franziskaner. But you can also receive beer tokens and what this means is that you will be able to use them to get more beer from tents. Hot chicks are usually serving it!

But Oktoberfest is not about drinking beers and getting drunk as soon as possible. There are a lot of other places that you can check out for more fun. For example, you can check the carnival rides that are available and believe me, they will be very fun if you have a girlfriend. One good piece of advice is to engage in them before getting drunk. If you think that beer is too much and the hunger that has struck your stomach is too much, then just head on to one of the restaurants in the area. There is plenty of delicious food there and there will surely be something that will fall within your eating preferences.

German potato salads, red cabbage, canapés, homemade pretzels, marinated chicken are very delicious and they are an important part of the Oktoberfest event. You will most likely want to serve them with your friends and have something to talk about while you’re eating. People attending the Oktoberfest don’t quite like to eat something without having a few jokes thrown here and there!

If that’s just not enough for you, try eating some spaetzeles, one of the main menus of the event. They are actually dumplings that can go very well with dark beer.

But if you want to have a lot of fun at this event and you are also a massive chick lover, just do this: get a little drunk and then head over to the biggest crowd you can see. Being lost in a compacted mass of people will be a great chance to start feeling all of those hot girls you know you will have a hard time dealing with face to face. If you’re not going to play mom and dad with them in your room, at least you will be able to greet them in a special way. AAAARRGHHHH! (like a pirate).

I noun beczka, baryłka, beczułka ; techn. lufa ; cylinder ; biol. brzuch zwierzęcia ; duża ilość + of sth – czegoś
II verb transitive ładować do beczek, baryłek, beczułek itp.

I noun karnawał ; wesołe miasteczko

II adjective karnawałowy, odnoszący się do karnawału

I verb transitive angażować, zatrudniać (np. prawnika, doradcę inwestycyjnego itp.) ; rezerwować, dokonywać rezerwacji (np. pokoju w hotelu, samochodu w wypożyczalni itp.) ; nawiązywać (walkę, rozmowę itp.) ; zajmować (np. uwagę) ; skupiać (np. czyjeś zainteresowanie na sobie), przyciągać uwagę + sb – czyjąś ; wciągać do rozmowy + sb – kogoś ; obiecać + to do sth – coś zrobić
II verb intransitive podejmować się (np. pracy charytatywnej), angażować się (np. w uprawianie sportu) ; gwarantować + for sth – za coś, ręczyć + for sb – za kogoś

verb transitive gasić (np. pragnienie, pożądanie itp.) ; gasić (np. ogień, pożar itp.) ; tłumić, studzić, gasić, chłodzić (np. zapał) ; chłodzić (np. zapał)
I noun kran, kurek ; zatyczka, czop ; stukot, pukanie
II verb transitive pukać ; stukać ; wystukać (np. rytm) ; wyznaczyć (kogoś)
III verb intransitive pukać, zapukać
I verb transitive drenować, osuszać, odwadniać ; odsączać ; spuszczać wodę
II verb intransitive spływać ; przeczesywać; wyciekać, wysączać się
III noun kanał odwadniający, rów odwadniający, kanał ściekowy, studzienka ściekowa, ściek, odpływ (np. ścieków)

noun kulin. pyza ; kulin. odmiana puddingu ; pot. pulchny człowiek

I adjective słaby (np. zapach) ; lekki (np. powiew wiatru) ; cichy (o dźwięku) ; blady (o kolorze) ; mglisty (np. wspomnienie) ; słaby (np. głos) ; nieśmiały (np. protest) ; ledwo widoczny
II verb intransitive med. zemdleć, zasłabnąć, stracić przytomność
III noun med. omdlenie

I noun biol. świnia, wieprz ; pot. neg. świnia, wieprz (o człowieku)
II verb transitive slang. brać większą część (np. tortu – negatywnie, zazwyczaj używane w celu podkreślenia czyjejś samolubności) ; pot. zachowywać się jak świnia (o człowieku) ; wyginać plecy w łuk

noun uczestnik, uczestniczk +in sth – czegoś

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