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Old 16.02.2011, 23:10
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english speaking and new in zurich

hey all, i have been on this forum for a week or two without introducing myself, i arrived in zurich 3 weeks ago, i lived near winterthur a long time ago and came back for a second round, i moved here to be with a partner and am trying my arse off to learn german and swiss german but would also love to have some english speaking friends in the same boat, i'm from cairns in australia but please don't hold that against me anyway love to meet some people cos my german speaking brain hurts
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Old 16.02.2011, 23:36
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Re: english speaking and new in zurich

Hi, welcome to the EF from another Aussie!
Hope you're able to settle in quickly, and your German brain doesn't hurt too much ...

After friends? Check out the Social Events section, heaps of meet-ups, drinks, dinners, games, sports ... whatever!
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Old 17.02.2011, 13:02
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Re: english speaking and new in zurich

hello and welcome.

since you are in zurich, i can suggest that you come to the german conversation group, which you can find in the events page.

personally, yesterday was my first time, and it was really enjoyable. you can practice interacting in german for the first hour or so and switch to talking in english when you have had enough.

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Old 17.02.2011, 13:07
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Re: english speaking and new in zurich

Head down to the Viadukt tonight (and every Thursday evening) or to the Volkhaus tomorrow night. You can speak English in one form or another to your hearts content. And drink beer at the same time.
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Old 17.02.2011, 16:35
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Beer is good.
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Old 17.02.2011, 17:00
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welcome to zurich, Aussie Bear, you have many countrypersons here! I wish you the best of luck in Zh and on the EF!
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Old 17.02.2011, 18:15
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Re: english speaking and new in zurich

Hello and welcome from another Aussie. I lived in Cairns from 1975 to 1976. I still think it was the best time in my life.
Good luck with learning German.
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Old 20.02.2011, 18:06
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Re: english speaking and new in zurich

Welcome Aussie Bear. I lived in Airlie Beach for 8 years before coming to Zurich, just down the road by Aussie Standards.

Go hard with the German mate, I'm at C1 now but it's been a long road gettin there....

Mate I'm often keen for a beer if ya wanna PM me.
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Welcome back to Swiss! Wishing you all the best with the German
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Re: english speaking and new in zurich

Hi,

I arrived here late last year and am also keen to meet english-speaking people. I hear you with the exhaustion of German learning! PM me if you'd like to meet up sometime! Good luck!
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Hi and welcome to the forum
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Re: english speaking and new in zurich

Hi! Welcome in Zurich! You will enjoy it, I'm sure, despite the swiss german! Try out glocals.com and try to find some activity/hobby in the city, a swiss one, where you stay with swiss people. It's a goog way to integrate well and quickly!
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Welcome back to Swiss! Wishing you all the best with the German
Sorry I don't know a country called Swiss.

I know one called Switzerland, Suisse, Schweiz, Svizzera, Svizra, any of the five are acceptable the first you used is just F annoying.

To the OP welcome to CH! (Round 2)
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Sorry I don't know a country called Swiss.

I know one called Switzerland, Suisse, Schweiz, Svizzera, Svizra, any of the five are acceptable the first you used is just F annoying.

To the OP welcome to CH! (Round 2)
relax or that vein in your forehead might just pop
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The least you can do is learn the name of the country you live in.
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The least you can do is learn the name of the country you live in.
Swaziland?
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The least you can do is learn the name of the country you live in.
i also wonder why "swiss" is a common mistake... maybe it's because non-native english speakers think this is the way to say "suisse" in english? not sure..

as for sweden, swaziland, those are unforgiveable
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Old 09.03.2011, 14:11
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i also wonder why "swiss" is a common mistake... maybe it's because non-native english speakers think this is the way to say "suisse" in english? not sure..

as for sweden, swaziland, those are unforgiveable
As is native English speakers (am assuming you are?) not utilizing capital letters where they should.
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Old 09.03.2011, 14:13
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as for sweden, swaziland, those are unforgiveable
The last time I heard someone refer to Switzerland as Sweden, was at this talk at ETH, where this professor goes like, so here's a hospital....(and then he tries to make a joke) the sign is the same as Swedish flag don't you think? *FAIL!
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As is native English speakers (am assuming you are?) not utilizing capital letters where they should.
Must admit I dislike "utilizing".

What's wrong with "using"?
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