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What swiss german words do you like?

Hey guys, in your opinion, what are the swiss german words that sound great?
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

tschüssli!

*by the way, you live in brazil right now? i can see this is your very first post, it will really give you a good start if you make a introductory post in the introductions section so we all know a bit more about you and warmly welcome you.
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Härzliche wöikomme to the forum.
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tschüssli!

*by the way, you live in brazil right now? i can see this is your very first post, it will really give you a good start if you make a introductory post in the introductions section so we all know a bit more about you and warmly welcome you.
True... I've been to Zürich in august and i loved that place... too bad i was in a hurry and couldn't spend more time around... planning to go back to Switzerland someday
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

Oooh and please, give the translation for the words! I don't know swiss german (or any german)!
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Old 06.11.2011, 17:58
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

ok, tschüüs is like Bye, and then tschüüslii is like a sweeter way to say it. my 2 year old son says it like that and melts me everytime
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

most def' huäräguät
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Old 06.11.2011, 18:11
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

Nagot, but that's Ticinese.

Don't speak much German around here (though my wife is quite fond of saying "Heil, Hitler").

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Old 06.11.2011, 18:25
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

Any word in which the Swiss pronounce every letter where Standard German would blend two together, e.g. liebi (love). I particularly love the i-e sound (liebi, liecht,...)
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

gigampfi = seesaw
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Old 06.11.2011, 19:31
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

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I like all the words ending in -i because they sound like diminutives. For example - Voki (Voci?), i.e. vocabulary, Rüebli (carrot), Kafi (coffee), and so on.
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I like all the words ending in -i because they sound like diminutives. For example - Voki (Voci?), i.e. vocabulary, Rüebli (carrot), Kafi (coffee), and so on.
Rüebli, just like most words with -li, is a real diminutive, and you can use -li with practically every noun except Fränkli and Räppli, the use of which will inevitably ruin all your efforts of making Swiss friends.

Voki, like Chindsgi (Chindergarte), Ufzgi (Uufgobe = homework), Landi (Landverband, yes, the farmers' store), Migi (Migros), Zigi (Zigarette), Ggoggi (Coke), Flugi (Flugzüüg = airplane), and probably hundreds of others, are just short forms, they all bear a tad of endearment but not diminution. This does not apply to all words with -i, though, see Röschti, Schlufi (rascal), Lappi (moron) and quite a few more, and Kafi is just the Swiss way of pronouncing Kaffee.
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Old 10.11.2011, 18:34
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

erm...i have to confess...none?!
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

"yes I speak English" . whatever that is is Swiss German
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

mega geil! und keianig (keine Ahnung = no idea)! should be there on the top.
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

ein Fehler meinerseits!
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

I like this saying:

Das schleckt chei Geiss weg

(You can't deny the inevitable, or literally: no goat's going to lick that off)
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

Tzviri (*).

(*) Spelling open to correction, Ich kann nicht Schwyzerdütsch sprechen.
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

Schätzli

Loved this sweet word so much, I called my first little kitten Schätzli which is actually a play on words in French.
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Re: What swiss german words do you like?

I love 'Yo genau' Which I think is like saying 'yeah, true' or 'oui vraiment'
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