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Old 09.01.2019, 23:41
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Moving to Canton Zurich

Hi forum members,

My family and I are planning to move to Switzerland, my wife is Swiss and Iíve been a regular visitor for over 10 years but family circumstances mean upping sticks from the UK to move to canton Zurich. Slightly daunting prospect as my SweizerDeutsch is limited and equally my German but hoping it will improve quickly when we get there. Hoping to get some help on here from knowledgable folk. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Moving to Canton Zurich

Hi dho, welcome to the forum and (soon) Switzerland!

You don't need to speak German to survive, as most places (including grocery stores) have many staff who can understand and speak English.
I personally improved my German as quickly as possible, as I feel it's appropriate and respectful to learn the language of the place in which I live.
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Re: Moving to Canton Zurich

Welcome to the forum and soon to Switzerland.

There's plenty of useful info in the various sticky threads on the forum and I also suggest you get hold of a copy of "Living and Working in Switzerland" by David Hampshire. It's full of useful info for both before and after you move. You can order it from your local bookshop or via the internet.
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Re: Moving to Canton Zurich

Zurich is quite international and I believe you will not find it difficult to settle. You can live in Zurich without german. Also, if you like to learn it, moving to Zurich will provide such an opportunity. You also have the advantage that your wife is Swiss, hoping that she speaks german.

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