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Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

Dear All,

I will be learning Swiss Standard German shortly, in the mean time I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Swiss national newspaper (printed and online) which I should read.

In the UK I normally read the Finanacial Times and the Guardian aswell as the Economist weekly. However, these publications do cater for a UK/U.S. readership I'd say.

Any recommendations or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Haseeb
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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

20 Minuten? And any other local newspaper you can get your hands on.
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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

Written newspapers are in high german, swiss german is spoken language. Not sure what you mean by "swiss standard german". What are you trying to achieve? Better reading of german, knowledge of swiss life, politics, and culture, spoken swiss german, oder?
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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

Dear Smoky, Thank you for your reply however 20 Minuten is a German-language free daily newspaper. I'm trying to find a Swiss national newpaper which is written in the English language. Sorry I should have made this clear in my first post.

Your comments are appreciated.
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Dear All,

I will be learning Swiss Standard German shortly, in the mean time I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Swiss national newspaper (printed and online) which I should read.

In the UK I normally read the Finanacial Times and the Guardian aswell as the Economist weekly. However, these publications do cater for a UK/U.S. readership I'd say.

Any recommendations or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Haseeb
Two newspapers also available in good places in London are
Tages Anzeiger
NZZ Neue Zürcher Zeitung
or on the net
www.tagesanzeiger.ch
www.nzz.ch
The Tages Anzeiger is about Times or Guardian while
the NZZ is rather on the line of the Daily Telegraph

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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

Thanks runningdeer. I'm simply trying to find a newspaper that provides news on daily Swiss politics and business (in English).
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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

NZZ used to have an english version of their main stories, I don't know if this is the case anymore.
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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

www.swissinfo.ch
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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

SwissInfo is probably your best bet.
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Re: Recommendation for Swiss Newspapers

Thank you for the feedback, I've had a look at www.swissinfo.ch - it indeed is informative.

Also do you have a recommendation for a daily or weekly printed newspaper in English that does cover Switzerland.

You comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.

Many thanks, Haseeb
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Thank you for the feedback, I've had a look at www.swissinfo.ch - it indeed is informative.

Also do you have a recommendation for a daily or weekly printed newspaper in English that does cover Switzerland.

You comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.

Many thanks, Haseeb
I`m an avid reader of newspapers, and have not found a printed daily or weekly newspaper here, in English - it not being one of the local languages.

As others have pointed out - Swissgerman is not a written language. The language for study/reading/writing is German. (In this part of the country)

I can`t even find a crossword puzzle in English! Have to order them from English speaking countries. (So, now I`ve settled for learning how to do Sudoko).
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