Aber, bitte
But, please
Aliya
formal Jewish naming ceremony
Apfelstrudel
apple strudel, layered pastry with apple filling sprinkled with powdered sugar
Arbeiter Zeitung
The Worker's Times - Viennese socialist newspaper
au fait
practical
Backerei
bakery
Beuschel
bread dumpling in a ragout with strips of calf's lung
Bezriksamt
district office
catamite
a slightly archaic Latin term referring to the younger partner in a homosexual relationship
Die Fackel
The Torch
faience
glazed earthenware or pottery, especially a fine variety with highly colored designs
fauteuil
an upholstered armchair, especially one with open sides
feulleton
a short essay, sketch or column
Fiaker
a carriage for hire, a taxi, drawn by two horses
Gabelfruhstuck
literally "fork-breakfast", a mid-morning bite, anything from pastry to wurst
Gartenbau
The Horticultural Society
Gasthaus
restaurant
Gruss Gott
standard greeting, literally "greet God"
Gymnasium
prepatory school
Herr Ober
an honorific still in use today, the proper title for a waiter in a restaurant or coffeehouse
Hof
courtyard
Kleinburgertum
petit bourgeois, the "small citizens"
kleine mocha
small coffee with milk and cocoa or, if spelled mocca, it is black
Knoblauch
garlic
Lebensmittel
grocery store
Mehlspeisen
dessert pastries
Morgen
short for Gute Morgen - good morning
naif
a naive or inexperienced person
Nusstorte
nut cake
pedagogy
the art or science of teaching
Portier
building superintendent
Regierungsrat
government advisor
Schatzi
sweetheart, sweetie; from the word Schatz: treasure
secateurs
pruning shears (British English)
Semmel
bread roll
shibboleth
a peculiarity of behavior or mode of dress that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons
slivowitz
schnapps, in this case, plum brandy
sylph
a slender, graceful woman or girl
tabula rasa
a Latin term: blank slate or, more accurately: erased slate, referring to writing on a slate sheet with chalk
Trinkgeld
Tips handed out to waiters, doormen and such. Literally, "drink money."
Vati
papa or daddy
verstehst?
understand?
Wurstsemmel
a semmel sandwich with sausage