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Swiss swear words

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My Kindergarten-going 4yr old son is now speaking fluent Swiss German and, with his friends, has started singing what we thought off as lovely wee songs only to realize that these songs contain the word ca-ca in Now, that's a fairly obvious one, but we have heard him say, along with his mates, other ones we are becoming suspicious off - mega blud, das ist blud (means stupid no?) and more besides that I can't spell. Now, kids are kids and I am not one to get myself in a tizzy over such things but, just in case, he and his mates are in our garden telling our neighbour that he's an old so and so in Swiss german while I stand by with a smile on my face.. no, can't be having that.

Can anyone, in the know, please give me a list of all the common Zürich Swiss swear/ rude words?? I can then have an ear out
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Old 18.06.2009, 11:37
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Re: Swiss swear words

My soon to be 4 years old has picked up bloody, Scheisse and Ca -Ca and puts the three words together when she gets frustrated. Swearing in three languages at 3 years old.

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I thought ca-ca was no worse than poo-poo in English, no?
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Old 18.06.2009, 11:45
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I thought ca-ca was no worse than poo-poo in English, no?
In English it's an okay rather gentle word but in Swiss it means the bigger word: S***
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.. have done a search for this but not found anything, so please move this Mods if there is an existing thread.

My Kindergarten-going 4yr old son is now speaking fluent Swiss German and, with his friends, has started singing what we thought off as lovely wee songs only to realize that these songs contain the word ca-ca in Now, that's a fairly obvious one, but we have heard him say, along with his mates, other ones we are becoming suspicious off - mega blud, das ist blud (means stupid no?) and more besides that I can't spell. Now, kids are kids and I am not one to get myself in a tizzy over such things but, just in case, he and his mates are in our garden telling our neighbour that he's an old so and so in Swiss german while I stand by with a smile on my face.. no, can't be having that.

Can anyone, in the know, please give me a list of all the common Zürich Swiss swear/ rude words?? I can then have an ear out
You asked for it ...

Arsch
Arschloch
Hueresohn
Ficker
ficke
bumse
Blöd
Dumm
schiiser
Schiisdräck
Gotverdami
verdami
hund
siech
wixer
sauhund
sau
schwein
dräcksack
sack
assi
esel
dummi chueh (kuh)
chueh
nutte
schlampe
tussi
pack
yugo
spermaeimer
schwanz
fotze
puff
lulatsch
schofsgrind
doof
Scheisse
Schafseckel
Dubbel / dubbeli (idiot)
Huere verdammte ... (goddamn <insert word>)
Arschgsicht
chaib (bloke,guy)
mongo
behinderet
heiland stärne föifi (outdated - check farmer video)
Seiche (saiche) - to ****
Schiffe "
Pisse "
Verfickt/e/s (****ing ...)
Nimm dr chopf/ d'händ usem arsch - get your head out of your a**.
Muetterficker
fetti sau
fettsack
spargel tarzan - thin person
schwulä - gay person (derogative)
dräckigi psychopathe sau - dirty psycho pig
schwuchtle (schwuchtel) - fag***
läck mer am arsch - go f*** yourself
fick di
fick di sälber


Combinations: Hundesohn, verfickts arschloch, verdammte hueresohn, huere dubbel, schiiss <insert nationality> etc ... (let your creativity flow ... lol)

to be continued ..

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Re: Swiss swear words

I thought ca-ca was a Brasilian soccer player
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Arsch
Arschloch
Hueresohn
Ficker
ficke
bumse
Blöd
Dumm
schiiser
Schiisdräck
Gotverdami
verdami
hund
siech
wixer
sauhund
sau
schwein
dräcksack
sack
assi
esel
dummi chueh (kuh)
chueh
nutte
schlampe
tussi
pack
yugo
spermaeimer
schwanz
fotze
puff
lulatsch
schofsgrind
doof


to be continued ..
..lovely, thanks but translations!?
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Re: Swiss swear words

As far as I know, blud is not very serious, it's like 'not cool' or something like that.

The very ugly words I know are (and most certainly very wrongly spelled ):
Kopfdaminomol
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In English it's an okay rather gentle word but in Swiss it means the bigger word: S***
Oh, that's good to know, then...

I have got the habit of (quite reasonably) saying "Oh missed!" if something misses the target such as paper in the bin or passing something to someone and missing their hand, for example.

Problem is that "Oh Mist!" in German means "Oh sh1t" in English. No wonder I get so many funny looks.

On the other hand, I've heard many, often older and quite respectable looking Swiss using English four letter words with wild abandon. Words that would have got me slapped into next week by my mum. After so many years here I don't really notice it anymore but when I first came here I was openmouthed at the cussing coming from seemingly respectable business men or ladies who were lunching.
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Re: Swiss swear words

Sound recordings would also be necessary to be able to correctly identify oaths when they are uttered.

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..lovely, thanks but translations!?
Just hand this list over to your kid and tell him never to use these words!

There are many other words, mainly coming from germany. I don't know if they're widely used in CH among kids today, although many sources say they do.

If I translate it, I might get in trouble with the admins? I'd rather send you a PM then!
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Oh!! this is so funny!! So luschtig!

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Can anyone, in the know, please give me a list of all the common Zürich Swiss swear/ rude words??
u see what i just did, quoting u out of context?
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I thought ca-ca was a Brasilian soccer player
That ca-ca was expensive
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Re: Swiss swear words

...I can only assume you would never, ever swear yourself if you find it wrong a child swears?

Why is it ok for adults to say something and not kids? It's not the age which is inappropriate but the context. Sometimes an earthy expletive is completely appropriate. If someone's being a Doo-Doo head, they're being a Doo-Doo head. Or do we call a spade a 'you-know-what?'
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Arsch - ass
Arschloch - asshole
Hueresohn - son of a bitch (SOB)
Ficker - ****er
ficke - to ****
bumse - to ****
Blöd - stupid/silly *
Dumm - stupid *
schiiser - shiter
Schiisdräck - ****
Gotverdami - God damn me *
verdami - damn me *
hund - dog
siech - guy.. often combined with blöde siech - stupid guy *
wixer - ******
sauhund - pigdog (not to be mistaken with the manbearpig..)
sau - sow
schwein - pig
dräcksack - dirtbag
sack - bag/balls
assi - abr. assozialer - anti-social
esel - donkey
dummi chueh (kuh) - stuipd cow
chueh - cow
nutte - whore
schlampe - whore
tussi - bitch
pack - .. hm.. group of ... ie dumms pack - group of idiots
yugo - yugoslavian, the irony here is that it's a swearword and was considered racist by many leftists until someone explained to them that it's a commonly used abbreviation for southern slavs.
spermaeimer - sperma bucket
schwanz - dick
fotze - ****
puff - whorehouse, but also and more commonly: a mess! *
lulatsch - goofy person *
schofsgrind - sheephead
doof - silly *
Scheisse - ****
Schafseckel - sheep balls
Dubbel (idiot) -
Huere verdammte ... (goddamn <insert word>) *
Arschgsicht - ass face
chaib (bloke,guy) *
mongo - abr. mongoloid - retarded
behinderet - retarded
heiland stärne föifi (outdated - check farmer video) saviour five stars ? no idea, probably can't be translated literally, is harmless. *

to be continued ..
those considered harmless in Switzerland marked with a *


edit: That was a waste of time! Didn't realize we have a language filter.
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Re: Swiss swear words

Now, that's a fairly obvious one, but we have heard him say, along with his mates, other ones we are becoming suspicious off - mega blud, das ist blud (means stupid no?) and more besides that I can't spell.

Well "blud" ( I would spell bludd, but Swiss German is a funny language with no rules when it comes to spelling ) means naked. But I guess the context here is not clear...(??)
A term which is often used by kids while they think it is and sound very funny is "födli-bludd" which means copmletly naked.
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