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MusicChick 06.04.2021 17:43

Re: Interesting SwissInfo article re English language usage here
 
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Originally Posted by Axa (Post 3293226)
Sorry for the mansplaining :)

What? You are a man?

:msnblush::D

Axa 06.04.2021 17:59

Re: Interesting SwissInfo article re English language usage here
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3293227)
What? You are a man?

:msnblush::D

haha, yes. And a stubborn one :D

MusicChick 06.04.2021 18:11

Re: Interesting SwissInfo article re English language usage here
 
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Originally Posted by Axa (Post 3293236)
haha, yes. And a stubborn one :D

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fatmanfilms 06.04.2021 18:21

Re: Interesting SwissInfo article re English language usage here
 
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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3293086)
Where on earth did you get that idea from?
German is still very much mandatory in Romandie and is the second language after French at school. English (or Italian) are learned after German.

Zurich dropped French in favour of English a long time ago, I was amused that I understood when the French seeking French were talking amongst themselves but the younger Swiss Germans had no idea what was going on.

st2lemans 06.04.2021 18:33

Re: Interesting SwissInfo article re English language usage here
 
The only person I speak English to at work (and even then only 50%, otherwise we speak French) is from Luxembourg.

Alas, French is slowly dying at work, as Italians only speak Italian (and really bad English).

Tom

Murloc 06.04.2021 21:24

Re: Interesting SwissInfo article re English language usage here
 
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3293250)
The only person I speak English to at work (and even then only 50%, otherwise we speak French) is from Luxembourg.

Alas, French is slowly dying at work, as Italians only speak Italian (and really bad English).

Tom

From my observations, there is also a big presence of germans in swiss german work places, especially highly educated workplaces, and they often have no knowledge of French, but have passable English.

So this contributes to a similar trend.

Besides, in my limited experience, swiss germans usually have better English than French if they're not from a border region.
Swiss germans with very good French that I know, usually speak English even better.

So immigrants and cross-border commuters just accelerate what is a trend anyway.


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