Word of the week: die Jause
Noun: snack / tea (BrE, meal)
This word is typically used in Austrian German to refer to a snack, usually something cold that you can bring with you easily – essentially like a small packed lunch. For instance, a sandwich can be considered a 'Jause'.
Synonyms: (das) Imbiss, (der) Nachmittagskaffee, (der) Snack, (die) Zwischenmahlzeit
· Wenn wir morgen wandern gehen, sollst du eine Jause dabeihaben.
· When we go hiking tomorrow, you should have a snack with you.
· Was wollen Sie zur Jause essen? – Ich hätte gern eine Brettljause.*
· What would you like to snack on? – I would like to have a Brettljause*.
A Brettljause (literally: board snack) is a traditional snack in Styria, Austria, of a selection of things such as meats and cheeses, served on a wooden board or plate. A short recipe and comprehensive list of possible ingredient combinations can be found here.
A typical Austrian Brettljause. Photo: Allegria via Wikimedia Commons