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Ghüändärät - say what?

A Muotathaler just wrote me a message in Swiss German but lost me at this word.

"Ghüändärät"

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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

Some context might help.
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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

gehindert? some context might help
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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

Zum Glück sind Fräuä mit ämä Äidgenössischä Värgangähäits Hintergrund nüd ä so Ghüändärät gägä übr ämä Käfärli.
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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

= ghüehneret, part. perf. of hüehnere, i.e. to act like a (headless) chicken.
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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

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gehindert?
That would sound plausible, but it doesn't seem (to me) to fit the context of the sentence, oder?

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= ghüehneret, part. perf. of hüehnere, i.e. to act like a (headless) chicken.
I'd go with that.
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Old 20.01.2012, 17:07
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= ghüehneret, part. perf. of hüehnere, i.e. to act like a (headless) chicken.
That's what I thought. It's like "umaghüändärä."

That's a flätt good job there, Captain Greybeard.
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Zum Glück sind Fräuä mit ämä Äidgenössischä Värgangähäits Hintergrund nüd ä so Ghüändärät gägä übr ämä Käfärli.
Are you sure that's not a mixture of Türkish and Finnish?
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Are you sure that's not a mixture of Türkish and Finnish?
It doesn't take much to transform Finnish back to German:
Zum Glück sind Fraue mit eime Eidgenössische Vergangeheitshintergrund nüd ei so Ghüenderet gegeüber eime Käferli.
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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

what the heck is that supposed to mean?

Fortunately women with a Swiss (actually "eidgenössisch" is often used by "patriots" and Neonazis, meaning women with pure Swiss roots, no foreigners who obtained a Swiss passport) past background don't act like headless chicken towards a little bug?
That would be the literal translation.. hmmmmh?

Where did you get that from?!
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what the heck is that supposed to mean?

Fortunately women with a Swiss (actually "eidgenössisch" is often used by "patriots" and Neonazis, meaning women with pure Swiss roots, no foreigners who obtained a Swiss passport) past background don't act like headless chicken towards a little bug?
That would be the literal translation.. hmmmmh?

Where did you get that from?!
From my Schatz. Any other questions?
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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

So, in other words, non-true-Swiss women DO act like headless chickens over minor things?

Hmmm, maybe my Swiss wife isn't a true Swiss!

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(actually "eidgenössisch" is often used by "patriots" and Neonazis, [...])
Are you serious? "Eidgenössisch" is almost exclusively used by federal authorities, agencies and the like. Once in a while it can be used with a wink. Which doesn't make that sentence any more sensible, though.
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"Ghüändärät"
LOL it actually could be suomi. And let's see if you can figure out the word I learned when living in Frankfurt : Mässästäschä
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From my Schatz. Any other questions?
Good job it wasn't rude or smutty, then, heh!

This is a family forum you know...
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Re: Ghüändärät - say what?

A few weeks ago I sliced a Chnoblauchpuureschüblig (From Jucker Farmart in Seegräben ZH) to add some indecent smell to a brunch. My American OH, not exactly fond of smoked sausages and other absolutely lethal pieces of processed meat, tried a bit and said, "Oh, this tastes good. What is it called?" I said dead-pan, "Chnoblauchpuureschüblig." "What!?!?! Are you kiddin' me? No one on this planet can pronounce that. It sounds like snowball shnookleberry."

I guess I'll have to tell the Juckers what their sausages are now called in American English (see sapsago for Schabzieger).
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