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Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

What do Swiss girls call their boyfriends in the German speaking parts of Switzerland?

I like Liebling, is it the same in Switzerland, or is that a more German word? I'd like the Swiss version of that if possible. Plus any other affectionate words to use with my boyfriend, who is Swiss.
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Old 21.08.2013, 04:33
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

In the beginning of my five year long relationship with a Bavarian girl, she often called me "Schatzilein" which to me meant "Honey" or "Sweetie"

http://odge.info/german-english/Schatzilein+%7Bn%7D+%28fam.%29.html
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What do Swiss girls call their boyfriends in the German speaking parts of Switzerland?

I like Liebling, is it the same in Switzerland, or is that a more German word? I'd like the Swiss version of that if possible. Plus any other affectionate words to use with my boyfriend, who is Swiss.
For the woman = Ali Buzzeli
For the man = Ali Schatz
just two examples
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

I translated Honey, literally into German "Honig" .... Doesn't work in German/SwissGerman at all.... But it's stuck and He's still Honig!
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

Liebling is very German.

Schätzeli little treasure
Schatz treasure
Härzli little heart
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

Very tempted to be completely childish.... must resist urge ....
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Very tempted to be completely childish.... must resist urge ....
Me too
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

I used to get called müsi büsi. Not sure of the actual meaning though....

Knowing my ex it probably wasn't so nice
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

Schnäkerbüüchli

means snail belly
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Schnäkerbüüchli

means snail belly

Love it! Thats my new pet name for Hubby!
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For the woman = Ali Buzzeli
For the man = Ali Schatz
just two examples
Small question: Who the fluck is Ali?
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

I would suggest "schnäbi schnägs" but I am not entirely sure what it means
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

One of the managers in a company I used to work for introduced his girlfriend as his "Lebensabschnittspartnerin" (this period of my life's partner). I bet that was a laugh-a-minute relationship...
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

''Sexy Hexy''

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I would suggest "schnäbi schnägs" but I am not entirely sure what it means
be careful with "Schnäbi"... LOL
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Small question: Who the fluck is Ali?
I think I lived next door to him. One day a big limo rolled up...
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One of the managers in a company I used to work for introduced his girlfriend as his "Lebensabschnittspartnerin" (this period of my life's partner). I bet that was a laugh-a-minute relationship...
Common abbreviation of "Lebensabschnittspartner/in" is
LAPi (pronounced like "Lappi"), by the way
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

How about just adding a "li" at the end of the name. Like Jonas, Jonali? It's cute. Also one friend of mine called his girlfriend lovingly (phonetic spelling ) "Hnabli brott"!

It means garlic bread, but she really loved it because it sounded cute.
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How about just adding a "li" at the end of the name. Like Jonas, Jonali? It's cute. Also one friend of mine called his girlfriend lovingly (phonetic spelling ) "Hnabli brott"!

It means garlic bread, but she really loved it because it sounded cute.
Like ChuchichäschtLI?
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Re: Swiss German nicknames for romantic partners

I call my swiss boyfriend "Müsli" whichs means little Mouse... just because he is cute. Or in Public the official "Schatz", Darling.

George Clooney by the way calls his girl-friends Darling, so he does not get mixt up with all the names of his Ex... Apparently he called one the wrong name in bed...

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