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I'm a Swiss woman with a deep love for the English language (in that respect apologies for any mistakes, which I surely will make ) - unfortunately I don't know any native English speakers (they must be hiding, I know from statistics they are here! - here is the area Langenthal-Solothurn by the way). So I hope to find somebody in this forum, who would like to have contact to a native (with insider knowledge of the Swiss Way of Life, which I would gladly share).
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Old 19.06.2017, 17:47
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Och Katie ma wee lass bless yer cotton socks...such inviting words...and if I were a man...well
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Hello :-) how are you?
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Hello and welcome to the forum. You're clearly in the wrong part of town...
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Hello from the other side.
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I'm a Swiss woman with a deep love for the English language (in that respect apologies for any mistakes, which I surely will make ) - unfortunately I don't know any native English speakers (they must be hiding, I know from statistics they are here! - here is the area Langenthal-Solothurn by the way). So I hope to find somebody in this forum, who would like to have contact to a native (with insider knowledge of the Swiss Way of Life, which I would gladly share).
We're here of course! Maybe just a different area of Switzerland.

So we can help you what exactly are you looking for a native of US, Canada, AU UK, NZ, Ireland? Is it to practice language or just chat in general?

Nice to see you here We need more "Swissies" on this forum
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Thanks for the nice welcomes!
I'm actually hoping to meet preferably native Brits (not that I would decline to meet people from other parts of the world of course, it's just that I'm sort of anglophil). However, I certainly have space in my life for a new friend or two and would like to combine this with the possibility to enhance my english (my accent is appalling, I really need practice)...
I live quite in the middle between Zurich and Berne.
So, whoever is complaining about not finding friends among the natives, please come forward

I've got a broken garden gnome I try to get stolen for years (even left him outside on Walpurgis Night!). He's still here, hiding in the weeds.

Yeah, but it's rural bliss this side of the town - you really should give it a try

Why are all funny people as far away from my place as possible in tiny Switzerland?!

Thanks for your welcome (I don't mind madhouses - at least you know, what you get, don't you?)

Hi from the other side - of what exactly!?

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would like to combine this with the possibility to enhance my english (my accent is appalling, I really need practice)...
Well Kate, now you will have to decide which accent you wish to master, the choices on offer here are infinite, all of which are then again sub-divided by region.


English, English
Eire Irish or
Northern Irish
Scots
Australian
New Zealand
South African
US English
Canadian
...and many more


Tell us, do you have a personal favourite accent by country and region?
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Old 20.06.2017, 20:19
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I'm a Swiss woman with a deep love for the English language (in that respect apologies for any mistakes, which I surely will make ) - unfortunately I don't know any native English speakers (they must be hiding, I know from statistics they are here! - here is the area Langenthal-Solothurn by the way). So I hope to find somebody in this forum, who would like to have contact to a native (with insider knowledge of the Swiss Way of Life, which I would gladly share).
Hey, and welcome to the Forum.

Most of my good friends are Swiss.
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Hi from the other side - of what exactly!?
Its the lyrics from a popular English song by Adele.
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Hello, and welcome.

Sorry, can't resist:

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Welcome KateE

you are invited to the EF dinner in Bern on 4th July,

https://www.englishforum.ch/social-e...egan-free.html

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or there is the Anglo Swiss club of Solothurn
http://www.angloswissclubsolothurn.org/news.php

Summer Walk along the river on 25th June 2017 11:00am

When: Sunday 25th June at 11.00am
Where: Next to the beruf school by the pedestian bridge Solothurn
Cost:. Free just bring your picnic
Contact: The organiser (details are on the Anglo Swiss website)
RSVP: To the above before 24th June so that we are not waiting for people to arrive before we set off.

Bring along your picnic and swimwear if you fancy a dip in the river.

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http://www.englishclub.ch
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Old 21.06.2017, 22:11
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I'm a Swiss woman with a deep love for the English language (in that respect apologies for any mistakes, which I surely will make ) - unfortunately I don't know any native English speakers (they must be hiding, I know from statistics they are here! - here is the area Langenthal-Solothurn by the way). So I hope to find somebody in this forum, who would like to have contact to a native (with insider knowledge of the Swiss Way of Life, which I would gladly share).
An Anglophile....how wonderful. Greetings Kate, it's a shame you are not closer to Zurich as we may be of mutual help as I struggle with the Swiss German dialects....High German is marginally better.

But if you need clarification or a query regarding the wonderful language we have given the world....feel free to ask. Personally I think everyone should speak English in the style of Bertie Wooster ( check out P.G.Wodehouse). :-)
Have fun
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I'm a Swiss woman with a deep love for the English language (in that respect apologies for any mistakes, which I surely will make ) - unfortunately I don't know any native English speakers (they must be hiding, I know from statistics they are here! - here is the area Langenthal-Solothurn by the way). So I hope to find somebody in this forum, who would like to have contact to a native (with insider knowledge of the Swiss Way of Life, which I would gladly share).
Hi KateE. Welcome! I am a brit living in ZH for the past 15 months now. I have only joined this forum yesterday but have been reading posts here over the time I have been in CH. It is indeed a pleasant surprise to hear from a Swiss person on this forum. I would be delighted to communicate and share ideas whilst learning more about the Swiss way of life. Look forward to catching up. best wishes.
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Welcome KateE

you are invited to the EF dinner in Bern on 4th July,

https://www.englishforum.ch/social-e...egan-free.html

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or there is the Anglo Swiss club of Solothurn
http://www.angloswissclubsolothurn.org/news.php

Summer Walk along the river on 25th June 2017 11:00am

When: Sunday 25th June at 11.00am
Where: Next to the beruf school by the pedestian bridge Solothurn
Cost:. Free just bring your picnic
Contact: The organiser (details are on the Anglo Swiss website)
RSVP: To the above before 24th June so that we are not waiting for people to arrive before we set off.

Bring along your picnic and swimwear if you fancy a dip in the river.

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or go to Berne on any Thursday or Friday night
http://www.englishclub.ch
Thanks a lot for the invitation/information! Missed the event today in Solothurn but I hope to manage a Monday evening!
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An Anglophile....how wonderful. Greetings Kate, it's a shame you are not closer to Zurich as we may be of mutual help as I struggle with the Swiss German dialects....High German is marginally better.

But if you need clarification or a query regarding the wonderful language we have given the world....feel free to ask. Personally I think everyone should speak English in the style of Bertie Wooster ( check out P.G.Wodehouse). :-)
Have fun
Pity everybody's glued to Zurich (even my friends and family) whith its ghastly dialect (at least for my sensitive Bernese ears).
And I share your opinion about P.G. Wodehouse - as a real person Stephen Fry comes to my mind...
- If you have any questions about dialects, please ask.
Here's one for you: How do I know, if "can't" means not able to/capable of or mustn't?
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Hi KateE. Welcome! I am a brit living in ZH for the past 15 months now. I have only joined this forum yesterday but have been reading posts here over the time I have been in CH. It is indeed a pleasant surprise to hear from a Swiss person on this forum. I would be delighted to communicate and share ideas whilst learning more about the Swiss way of life. Look forward to catching up. best wishes.
Hi Njunga! Thanks for your post - I'd be pleased to hear more from you!
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Here's one for you: How do I know, if "can't" means not able to/capable of or mustn't?
You can't. That's why the proper form would be "Shouldn't" or "won't" (or a myriad of other constructions). But many people can't tell the difference, and that often means that you can't tell, even with some context in the sentence.

Consider the sentence "You can't put too much fuel in your car's gas tank."

On the one hand, it's not possible to put more than 60l of fuel in a 60l tank. On the other, if you try, then the additional fuel will run out of the filling pipe.
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