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Lamm ? lamb ?

How do i say "can i have 250g of diced shoulder of lamb and 250g of diced leg of lamb" in swiss German at my local butcher or supermarket ?
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How do i say "can i have 250g of diced shoulder of lamb and 250g of diced leg of lamb" in swiss German at my local butcher or supermarket ?
I hope you are lucky enough to find a butcher that sells lamb! Most of the time it is only the shoulder of lamb and in one bigger piece of meat. Do let us know please if you find a butcher that does sell this?

http://www.fleischerei-richter.de/16...ecke-Lamm.html
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Chwmed tr 250 g mwnnumut chrwmbrli twmbli lämmli n 250 g mwnnumut brmbli xhymbred lämmli bitte.

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Re: Lamm ? lamb ?

Frozen Australian lamb can usually be found in one piece, in Turkish food shops.
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I cannot answer your question, but i would love to hear a recording of your first attempt.
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I hope you are lucky enough to find a butcher that sells lamb! Most of the time it is only the shoulder of lamb and in one bigger piece of meat. Do let us know please if you find a butcher that does sell this?

http://www.fleischerei-richter.de/16...ecke-Lamm.html
We get it regularly here. The butcher will cut up a leg or a shoulder exactly how we ask him to.
Maybe lamb is more easily available in the French speaking part because we've never had any problems getting any.
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Even Denner sells it.

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How do i say "can i have 250g of diced shoulder of lamb and 250g of diced leg of lamb" in swiss German at my local butcher or supermarket ?
Ich hät gern es halbs Pfund Lammschultere und es halbs Pfund vom Lammschlegel als Ragout gschnitte.

Instead of Schlegel you can also say Gigot (pronounced shigo). If you want the lower part of the leg then it would be Haxen or Stelzen.
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The butcher will cut up a leg or a shoulder exactly how we ask him to.
Ditto here.

Check out your local butchers, ask your neighbors who in the area is recommended. A good butcher should be happy to come up with anything you ask for. If it's something out of the ordinary you may need to order some days ahead - but most good butchers pride themselves on being able to do the extraordinary.

If you are not aware of the difference in cuts of meat in Switzerland vs elsewhere, take along a meat cut chart from home, chat with the butcher, he or she can tell you what is the closest thing here. And that chat doesn't require much German, pointing and smiling goes a long way.

A nice surprise: Our village butcher is no more expensive than the big chain grocery stores but the quality is many times better. And most meat is sourced locally, so you know how the animals have been raised.

IME this is one time when buying local, establishing local relationships, is well worth it.
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Ich hät gern es halbs Pfund Lammschultere und es halbs Pfund vom Lammschlegel als Ragout gschnitte.
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..and then the butcher says "hätte si gärn beides tsämme oder sollisi separat iipacke?". Your "-er, um, wie bitte?" Rather spoils the effect of your original request in fluent SG.

Last edited by Longbyt; 02.09.2017 at 15:42. Reason: It was a request. My English slipped.
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Re: Lamm ? lamb ?

I Speak fluent French, so I ordered in English, i noticed the butcher was rude and started to throw the lamb around with no respect, i then made a joke that I am trying to learn German, and then spoken to him exclusively in French.

Most people in Basel speak a mixture of German and French. e.g Merci is very acceptable, Monsieur instead of Herr.

Its ridiculous.

With all the Indians in Basel, the language will evolve into a mix of Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, German, French, Italian.

After-all, all the European languages are known as "Indo -European" languages, so why not mix it back to its original languages?
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With all the Indians in Basel.
Indians make up 0.9% of the population of Basel.

En gueta!
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En gueta!
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A nice surprise: Our village butcher is no more expensive than the big chain grocery stores but the quality is many times better. And most meat is sourced locally, so you know how the animals have been raised.
This often applies to other trades as well. What they don't offer is the convenience of a one-stop-shop but there are other advantages instead.
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Our local butcher is awful. We so badly wanted to support his business but when his meat isn't as good as that at the Coop and is more expensive... well, we're not running a charity here.
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I Speak fluent French, so I ordered in English,
Heh?
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Our local butcher is awful. We so badly wanted to support his business but when his meat isn't as good as that at the Coop and is more expensive... well, we're not running a charity here.
We had one like that, the only way that he stayed in business as long as he did was by supplying restaurants and tourists.

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We get it regularly here. The butcher will cut up a leg or a shoulder exactly how we ask him to.
Maybe lamb is more easily available in the French speaking part because we've never had any problems getting any.
On the German side little lamb in the shops, for some reason often they sell Fillet of Lamb, particularly at seasonal times like Xmas and Easter.

Though I never went into a Butcher shop to ask.
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I hope you are lucky enough to find a butcher that sells lamb! Most of the time it is only the shoulder of lamb and in one bigger piece of meat. Do let us know please if you find a butcher that does sell this?

http://www.fleischerei-richter.de/16...ecke-Lamm.html
Looks like you're having a bit of a lazy day

carmelo-shop.ch for instance, by the northeast side of the Letzigrund. They even sell whole lambs.
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