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If you're talking about learning High German and then being frustrated to no end because everyone speaks SG, I am with you. But I found that most people (at least professionally) generally are cool and switch to HG if asked nicely.
I meant just that. Its fine and really necessary to learn HG to have good knowledge on it but if you really want to feel good in the group then its literally a must to know SG. Moreover the people here always says that german is too difficult but indeed it is not. Its like any other language in the globe but just start learning with those words in the mind will lead only difficulty. I do not believe german is more difficult than japanese :-))) Whenever one starts talking in HG then the other just converse only in SG (not being so polite, IMHO) which is just want to show that they are native hahaha. My point is that learn good HG but at the same time learn SG and practice only SG which is really ideal.
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Old 04.11.2011, 18:54
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...when you think the Billag is ok.
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If you're talking about learning High German and then being frustrated to no end because everyone speaks SG, I am with you. But I found that most people (at least professionally) generally are cool and switch to HG if asked nicely.
I meant just that. Its fine and really necessary to learn HG to have good knowledge on it but if you really want to feel good in the group then its literally a must to know SG. Moreover the people here always say that german is too difficult but indeed it is not. Its like any other language in the globe but if you just start learning with those words in the mind then it will lead only to difficulty. I do not believe german is more difficult than japanese :-))) Whenever one starts talking in HG then the other just converse only in SG (not being so polite, IMHO) which is just want to show that they are native hahaha. My point is that learn good HG but at the same time learn SG and practice only SG which is really ideal.
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Old 04.11.2011, 19:23
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...when you think the Billag is ok.
So yours arrived today too?
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Getting overexcited here and needing to edit after didn't make me smile, more roll my eyes..but the work recognition and warm EF words and reaction did make me smile. Pure TLC...

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Old 04.11.2011, 21:13
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Awww! Love his accent (the frightening thing is I actually understood ~90% of it) but his wife can keep him. I'm sure she'll be finding squashed ants in his trouser roll-ups all next wash day.
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Old 04.11.2011, 21:19
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From which part of Switzerland is that dialect from? Anyone know?
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Old 04.11.2011, 22:04
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So yours arrived today too?
We got ours awhile back, but the paper says not due until December? Over my cold, dead body will the Billag get their chuffs early...
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Old 04.11.2011, 22:15
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From which part of Switzerland is that dialect from? Anyone know?
Schwyz that is :-) Central Switzerland (Innerschwiiz) has a lot of lovely dialects that are underappreciated I think, but maybe that's just because it's where I'm from.

He is a real weather prophet by the way, but they're not taking themselves very seriously, it just started among friends a long time ago as an excuse to get together and drink. That doesn't mean they don't understand anything about nature and the weather, they just love to have a laugh.


at minute 1:40 he explains his "ant method" of predicting the weather, so the ad is actually no joke

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Old 04.11.2011, 22:35
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Schwyz that is :-) Central Switzerland (Innerschwiiz) has a lot of lovely dialects that are underappreciated I think, but maybe that's just because it's where I'm from.

He is a real weather prophet by the way, but they're not taking themselves very seriously, it just started among friends a long time ago as an excuse to get together and drink. That doesn't mean they don't understand anything about nature and the weather, they just love to have a laugh.


at minute 1:40 he explains his "ant method" of predicting the weather, so the ad is actually no joke
Thank you Simon

Also, to answer the question of the thread, I will know I have been assimilated when I can tell which part of Switzerland the various dialects are from

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Old 04.11.2011, 23:34
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...the people in your village are just normal.
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Awww! Love his accent (the frightening thing is I actually understood ~90% of it) but his wife can keep him. I'm sure she'll be finding squashed ants in his trouser roll-ups all next wash day.
And I am sure that she will make some herbal "health" tea from those squashed ants
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Old 14.11.2011, 19:49
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When your kiddo draws an airplane for the 1st time, with the Swiss flag on the wings..
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I just caught myself tutting and shaking my head as a lady walked across a pedestrian crossing when it was clearly red have I assimilated?
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