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Old 01.01.2011, 12:21
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Au Pairing in Gams

Hello!
I'm moving from the UK to Gams, near St Gallen soon to au pair. My mother tongue is English and I'm currently striving to cram in as much German into my daily life as possible, as well as all my university work! However i'm a little worried that it doesn't matter how good my German is I might not be able to understanding the Swiss German dialect!? But I shall see soon I suppose!
I've been researching the area a little and am very excited to visit the abbey library of St Gall and find little Cafes who's staff are tolerant of my language difficulties! However if my German fails me I have some holiday French and Italian in my head somewhere... as well as the Russian I learned in school. Surely i'll be able to order something with a combination of all 4!!

Anyway... I'm blathering a bit now so i'll be off. I'm looking forward to finding helpful information on here...
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Old 01.01.2011, 12:25
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Re: Au Pairing in Gams

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Old 01.01.2011, 12:42
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Re: Au Pairing in Gams

Welcome to the Forum.
You'll do fine if you are prepared to try everything out. Mind you, you can never be quite sure what you are going to get when shopping! It can be quite amusing to use a word one thinks is right and be given something different. It wasn't even a foreigner but a Swiss girl, born and bred in Basel who, in Zürich, asked for something she had bought to be put into a paper bag and was given a chicken!

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