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Please let me introduce myself. Arrived in Zurich just two weeks ago from Riga. Starting work as of next week in finance industry. Currently located in Honng however in one month will move to Urdorf. First impression - excelleent nature, good slopes, fantastic food quality, there is no car parking, very, very calm city, nobody speaks German here and what's the deal about qwertz?
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Old 27.02.2011, 18:12
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Ohhhhhhh, welcome in Switzerland. And where the h"*ç"*ç is Honng????
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Höngg (Zürich)
http://map.search.ch/hoengg-zuerich.en.html

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Ohhhhhhh, welcome in Switzerland. And where the h"*ç"*ç is Honng????
Thanks. Hönng is NW from Zürich centre.
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Jesper - thanks
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oh sorry, Höngg... no problem. Hmm and they do not speak German... means only what?
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Hi!!!!

I'm quite new also in Zurich, well you have a good start at least you speak German!!! I'm from Colombia, but living most all my life in Venezuela. I have been here for 3 months, I just speak (english-not perfect) and of course Spanish.

Let's meet and share our experiences!

Take care.Jaque
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Old 27.02.2011, 20:09
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what's the deal about qwertz?
Hello and welcome to EF
Seems you have discovered the Swiss-French/Swiss-German keyboard ?
The Z and Y have changed places for starters and you may configure it so that the é/ö, à/ä and è/ü buttons provide accents or umlauts depending on what you need.
.... otherwise get a qwerty and stick to English (and be careful that you don't receive an azerty, which the French-French keyboard, that one will take ages to write with)
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oh sorry, Höngg... no problem. Hmm and they do not speak German... means only what?
Well - it was more like a joke as this country is very, very international thus many languages around and when people speak German there is dialect that is rather hard to understand.
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Hi!!!!

I'm quite new also in Zurich, well you have a good start at least you speak German!!! I'm from Colombia, but living most all my life in Venezuela. I have been here for 3 months, I just speak (english-not perfect) and of course Spanish.

Let's meet and share our experiences!

Take care.Jaque
Unfortunately I only understand some German only under emergency I can talk some basics. Still wouldn't mind experience sharing at some cafe upcoming Saturtday.
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Hello and welcome to EF
Seems you have discovered the Swiss-French/Swiss-German keyboard ?
The Z and Y have changed places for starters and you may configure it so that the é/ö, à/ä and è/ü buttons provide accents or umlauts depending on what you need.
.... otherwise get a qwerty and stick to English (and be careful that you don't receive an azerty, which the French-French keyboard, that one will take ages to write with)
Thanks for tips. Wasn't aware of azerty (will keep in mind). Thanks.
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