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Mum and toddler looking for new friends in Geneva

Hello,

my name is Silke and I moved a week ago to Geneva with my partner and our two year old daughter. We are originally from Germany but have spend the last two years in Sweden.

So far we don't know anybody here and because I don't speak french and am unwilling to learn it (tried twice but this language ) I am looking for english, german or spanish speaking mums and kids. I would definatly enjoy an adult conversation and my little girl needs playmates!

Any tips, advices, links or places I can go? Any mums out there who want to meet for a coffee/chat while the little ones can play together?

Hope to speak to you soon!
Silke
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Old 21.10.2008, 22:29
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Re: Mum and toddler looking for new friends in Geneva

I think that as you live in Geneva you really must try to learn french as you are going to find it quite difficult living in a french speaking City without even speaking some basic sentences

Luckily there are a lot of english speakers around. Look into joining the American Womens Club, if you google it I am sure it will give you the address. There are a lot of members with young children who you could get together with there.
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Re: Mum and toddler looking for new friends in Geneva

Welcome to the Forum.
I can understand that you are not too keen on trying to learn French but do try not to be 'against' learning it. With a dictionary, a phrase book and a willingness to listen, you will pick up the odd sentence and soon be able to use it. To limit your circle of contacts to expats is a pity - and you will soon be wanting to know what your little girl is saying to other children!
That said, it is good to be able to relax in a language you feel more at home with. Besides the Club mentioned by Smackerjack, you could try looking through posts from Geneva mentioning children on the Forum.
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Re: Mum and toddler looking for new friends in Geneva

Oh, I am not against learning it. I had french four years in school and tried to learn it again at University - with not much success but I get the basic phrases. It's just that I feel that for only one year or two it is not worth the effort ... lazy, I know.
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Oh, I am not against learning it.
Sorry, that wasn't the impression I got from your post.
I think, always being on the lookout for a bargain, I would look on this stay in Geneva as an opportunity to get hundreds of French conversation lessons for free.
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