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Tdüüüüürrrrr

God, I hate saying that word.
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Old 20.11.2015, 10:23
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

Don't then

What does it mean, anyway? Is it what Swiss German magicians say?
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Old 20.11.2015, 10:26
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Don't then

What does it mean, anyway? Is it what Swiss German magicians say?
It's "expensive" in Swiss German. Belongs to one's daily vocabulary, I'm afraid.
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Old 20.11.2015, 10:29
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Don't then

What does it mean, anyway? Is it what Swiss German magicians say?
Maybe she meant ztüür (too expensive), the ritual incantation some bankers and business managers are reciting while rubbing their hands and walking in circles.
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Nah, she means Henry VIII and co.
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Old 20.11.2015, 10:38
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

Sounds like something my 2 year old says when he bursts into the room dressed as Spiderman
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

Just for the German learners in here (and clueless francophiles...): the actual term is "zu teuer", but as everything else in Zueri do you need to try to pronounce it the way you'd do when somebody stabs your eyes with a chili...
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Old 20.11.2015, 10:42
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Just for the German learners in here (and clueless francophiles...): the actual term is "zu teuer", but as everything else in Zueri do you need to try to pronounce it the way you'd do when somebody stabs your eyes with a chili...
Ha ha. Actually, I meant "teuer". In my area, if you want to say "too expensive", it's "tssstdüüüürrrr."
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

This is one of those words that could be the basis of a schwiizerdütsch Laurel and Hardy skit.

out to dinner:

OH: wetsch gärn s'schnappsli?

Me: aber s'isch twoer, gau?

OH: nei!, s'isch 'tdüürr'!

Me: ja, toar?!

OH: 'tdüüürr'!

Me: klar! tooher!

OH: Nei!! s'isch 'tdüüüür! üüü, üüü, üüüürr! tdüüüürrr!

Me: glad we agree
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Old 20.11.2015, 14:05
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

Some actual swiss German

Taardadaa?
Jadataarda.
Dadadataar

Translation?
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Some actual swiss German

Taardadaa?
Jadataarda.
Dadadataar

Translation?
Is he allowed to do that?
Yes, he is allowed to do that.
How shocking that he is allowed to do that.
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Old 20.11.2015, 14:20
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Is he allowed to do that?
Yes, he is allowed to do that.
How shocking that he is allowed to do that.
Kudos
(though the text is on grammatically neutral subject, e.g. on a Mädchen or on a Hündchen)

Almost word-for-word translation to Standard German (additions in brackets):

Darf das (Mädchen) das tun?
Ja das (oder "es" als Pronomen für das Mädchen) darf das (tun).
(schockierend, überraschend, ...) Dass es das (tun) darf...
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Old 20.11.2015, 18:37
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

Blitzt's z' Züri au so vill wiä z' Sanggale?

That's actually four "ts" sounds in a row. Practically impossible in any other language I know (and that's quite a few).

Translation: Are there as many lightning bolts in Zurich as in St. Gallen?
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Old 20.11.2015, 18:39
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It's "expensive" in Swiss German.
Same as in Yorkshire, then.
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Old 20.11.2015, 19:15
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

how would you say "the door is expensive" ?
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how would you say "the door is expensive" ?
Depending on the dialect (duh) something like "D' Tüür isch tüür" (that's what you were waiting for, right?), "D' Töör isch tüür" (no fun) or "D' Türe-n-isch tüür" (even less so). Oberwallis: "Z Gitschini het om Gfurna prungo."
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Old 21.11.2015, 00:14
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Oberwallis: "Z Gitschini het om Gfurna prungo."
Now you're just bragging.

Gang düre in dr tüüüre tüüre.
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Gang dür di tüür Tüüre düre (Walk through the expensive door).
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Old 21.11.2015, 09:25
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Re: Tdüüüüürrrrr

As a B1 learner -

Only in CH does the international language scale go to D2 - fluent in multiple local dialects with all grammar optional, half the words removed, the other half joined together and random spelling added.

Or maybe also for scouse.
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As a B1 learner -

Only in CH does the international language scale go to D2 - fluent in multiple local dialects with all grammar optional, half the words removed, the other half joined together and random spelling added.

Or maybe also for scouse.
D99 once you understand Wallisertitsch!
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