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Re: Swiss German to English...Word translations thread

I am wondering if the word "zenor" translates from Swiss to English.
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Re: Swiss German to English...Word translations thread

As Swiss German is not a written language, it might be an idea if you tell us what you think the work might mean, or give us the context. I've never heard of the word in either English or German and my Collins Dictionary hasn't either. Leo didn't like it and Google just gave me the same word in both languages, so I guess it is on strike on a Sunday evening.
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

Zenor is a my family name. I had heard that it meant something like "tax man". I hope that is not the case, but I would like to know regardless.
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Zenor is a my family name. I had heard that it meant something like "tax man".
Here is Google's word on it:
http://www.houseofnames.com/zenor-family-crest
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

sometimes i am really wondering why swiss write texts in swiss german while one is not understanding german right? on top if you dont speak SG and have never written it, though there is no rule of writing SG, why are they doing it?
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sometimes i am really wondering why swiss write texts in swiss german while one is not understanding german right? on top if you dont speak SG and have never written it, though there is no rule of writing SG, why are they doing it?
Say, instead of criticizing how the Swiss write Swiss German in text messages, why don't you give it an effort and revise your English...cause it's barely comprehensible.
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Old 02.12.2011, 15:29
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

thats funny, because you wrote an answer which indicates: you understood me.
and i dont critize written SG in general. among swiss its ok.
but telling somebody not knowing (assumed) german nor swissgerman that hell receive a xmas present/parcel... how should that work?
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

Zenor is not a common Swiss German word. "Tenor" and "Zenit" would be closest sounding.
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

Thank you Thomas T. I guess my search continues...
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

Hello there. I was wondering if you could please help me with the meaning/translation of hans, hani, wili bliibe, det hine and uberleit. Please help or suggest if you can. Thanks.
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Hello,

Can somebody please help with the Swiss German to English translation of hans, hani, det hine, uberleit, gefangs, and the sentence "oder hasch vor sum as wili bliibe?"
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Can somebody please help with the Swiss German to English translation of hans, hani, det hine, uberleit, gefangs, and the sentence "oder hasch vor sum as wili bliibe?"
hans: got it (from i han es: I have it) - hans gmacht would be I have done it
hani: I have (das han i gmacht: I have done that)
det hine: over there (det: there, hine: behind)
überleit: thought
gefangs: not sure - efangs would be a colloquial word for "slowly", or starting to do something: han efangs angst: I am starting to be scared.

oder hasch vor zum as wili bliibe?: Or do you want to stay a bit longer?

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Hello there. I was wondering if you could please help me with the meaning/translation of hans, hani, wili bliibe, det hine and uberleit. Please help or suggest if you can. Thanks.
hans= i have
hani = i have

wili bliibe: want to stay

det hine: back there

überleit: considerate, deliberate
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

Wondering if someone could help me out. Trying to say "don't bite/no biting" in Swiss German. Is it "nied bisse"? I can say, just wouldn't know how to write it (I know there is no set way to write it, does this look/sound okay?)
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Wondering if someone could help me out. Trying to say "don't bite/no biting" in Swiss German. Is it "nied bisse"? I can say, just wouldn't know how to write it (I know there is no set way to write it, does this look/sound okay?)
Basically yes, this is all right, but it rather depends on which dialect you are using. Am sure the person/dog/cat/horse involved will know what you mean.
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

Haha, okay, thanks! The area is Luzern so whatever dialect they use there..?
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Re: Swiss German to English translations

Hello all so what do you think Hahns and hahni mean in context with det hine and afangs and uberleit in Swiss German from St gallen or general Swiss German? (In a different meaning to Hans or hani)?
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Hello all so what do you think Hahns and hahni mean in context with det hine and afangs and uberleit in Swiss German from St gallen or general Swiss German? (In a different meaning to Hans or hani)?
Very difficult without the context, but my guesses are:

- "hahns," actually "han's"; "han" = "have," 2nd pers. sing pres.; "'s" = it. Sounds complicated. A little example may make it a bit clearer: "I han's immer gseit" = "I('ve) always said it."

- "hahni," actually "han i"; "han" see above; "i" = "I"; Inversed sequence as in a question "Han i das gseit?" = "Did I say that?", but also in many other typically German contexts such as, "Drum han i gseit, ..." = "That's why I said...."

Sorry, although St. Galler German is what I grew up with and have lived in for more than 50 years, I cannot conjure up anything without bringing "hani" (or rather "han i") into the picture, except "Hanni" as a short form of "Johanna" or "Hannelore." But that wouldn't make the slightest sense in connection with your "Hahns."

- "det hine" = "back there."

- "äfangs" (St. Galler German often "äfängs") is a bit tricky to translate without a context; I'd say "eventually" comes close, but it may also mean something like "at last," and there are more possibilities. A whole sentence would help.

- "überleit" = part. perf. of "überlegge" = think about sth., consider, ponder; hence "überleit" = "considered etc.

P.S. I just saw that you asked practically the same questions already before and got good answers. Why are you wasting our time?
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schoo wieder mäntig?
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