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I can help with Swiss German [Resources for learning - book, links etc]

Most books concerning Swiss German can only be found in Switzerland. That is where I found my book. There are a great number of Germans now living in Switzerland and there is some desire to learn the multitude of Swiss dialects although it is not necessary. Swiss people can understand and speak German. The book I have teaches everything using the Berener dialect. This kinda pisses me off because I'm much more familiar with a central Swiss dialect from Luzern. People from Bern and many surrounding areas sound sloooow. Ok, the name of the book I have is, "Hoi Zame: Schweizerdeutsch leicht gemacht." It was written by Sergio J. Leivano und Nicole Egger. I recommend it, but the best way is living with and learning the dialect.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Hi ,
I'm an Indian and i want to learn swiss language.
Please help me out
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Hello Chandru,

What reasons do you have for leaning Swiss German? In any case, what help are you looking for and where do you live? Books may help, but again if you live outside of Switzerland they can be hard to find. Another company sells software to help one learn as well. If you can understand English, which I assume you can go to eurotalk.com. To be more specific: http://eurotalk.com/en/language.php?languageID=089. This will bring you directly to a section with Swiss specific software. Let me know what you need. Hope to hear from you.

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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Klorenz. What is the point of this thread.
Man you already sound so negative.....about your own advice thread.
Don't get it.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Negative? How so?
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

For the sake of familiarizing yourself with Swiss German, I would recommend listening to radio on drs.ch, but I believe they also have a live television feed on telem1.ch too. At M1 look at the sidebar on the right hand side and click Tele M1 Live.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

so how are you helping with Swiss German? You do know that there are plenty of folk here who already understand and speak it - and <gasp> there's even some Swiss EFers.

So.....are you trying to advertise, complain or offer help?
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Alright, I have no idea why people are attacking me. What's the anger all about? If makes any difference at all I'm a Swiss citizen by birth and actually speak Swiss German mit e Lozarner dialekt. Advertising? Are you serious? How do you even arrive at that conclusion? At least two of you need to lighten up. I'm trying to provide resources as there are a number of people who want help with Swiss German. Anyway...
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Alright, I have no idea why people are attacking me. What's the anger all about? If makes any difference at all I'm a Swiss citizen by birth and actually speak Swiss German mit e Lozarner dialekt. Advertising? Are you serious? How do you even arrive at that conclusion? At least two of you need to lighten up. I'm trying to provide resources as there are a number of people who want help with Swiss German. Anyway...
So it's actually resources for learning Swiss German that you can help out with?

I'll dig out the thread that already deals with this and merge your useful posts into that.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Correction, there are already much better resources on this thread

Resources for learning Swiss german [all dialects]

So what you have offered so far will stay here, for the meantime.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Sure, that's fine, but I would like to at least make the point that there are a number of posts that deal with resources that aren't merged. Was I out of line? My only aim is to help people.
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Sure, that's fine, but I would like to at least make the point that there are a number of posts that deal with resources that aren't merged. Was I out of line? My only aim is to help people.
You are not out of line, don't worry. We do our best to keep the forum tidy and as much as we try to control redundancy, a lot slips through. So please don't take it personally if yours gets sliced and diced.

Also, I think your original post was unstructured and unclear which is why you got the response you did.

Next time put a little bit more into the post. It's great that you are willing and able to help out, so don't take this thread personally.

We live, we learn. Welcome to the forum.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Thanks for the reply. In any case, I found some pages that have a good list of books concerning Swiss German. The website doesn't ship globally, but I'm looking into other places that may. I figure you can use the lists as a means of finding titles. More to come soon. In the mean time here is a link to the lists:

Link 1
http://www.buecher.de/go/search_sear...yZHMmcGFnZT0x/

Link 2
http://www.buecher.de/go/search_sear...a/moreTopic-1/

If there are questions let me know.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Klorenz, I really need your help, nobody has been able to answer my question. But first I'd like to tell you about my problem. I live and work in Moscow, often come to Bern on a business trip and for rest. We have a lot of friends here and last year we bought a flat in Unterseen ( Westwern Interlaken). My new neighbour was so charming and gave me a word to learn English for me. Of course, I couldn't help giving him a word to learn Swiss German. But I don't speak high German and have no time for language schools. We are going to Switzerland in July and I'd like to learn at least some of the most useful words and expressions. Almost all books I have are for a Zurich dialect as well as Eurotalk CD. I think that I have a book you have mentioned but it seems to be for an intermediate level. Which books or CD could you advise (for a Bernese dialect)? I can ask my friends to find and send them. In my thoughts I see my neighbours speaking English, I can't help help keeping my word.I found BBC course of German and began studying but I'd prefer Swiss German. I'd be very grateful if you could help me.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

A really good book,you can order it online,the red book is the main book and the grey one is the excersises book where you can try out what you learnt.


http://www.hep-verlag.ch/course/view.php?id=457

http://www.hep-verlag.ch/course/view.php?id=425

And here you can find bernese german expressions and words,altough it'll helpi f you'd know high german to find the appropriate BE words

http://www.berndeutsch.ch/de_CH/home.welcome.xml

Other than that , I bi nes Bärner Modi u du chasch mir süsch änglischi Sätzli schribe was de gärn möchtisch wüsse im schönschte Schwizerdialäkt


means, i am a bernese lass and you can also send english sentences in a mail to me and I will translate them for you to Berndeutsch,the most beautiful Swiss dialect :-)
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Re: I can help with Swiss German

Thank you, East Enders, I've seen these books. Unfortunately, they are useful only for those who can speak Geman. As for Berndeutch, I can't judge how beuatiful it is, but I can say that Bern is one of the most beutiful cities in the world, I love it and miss when I'm out.
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Re: I can help with Swiss German [Resources for learning - book, links etc]

Thanks for posting this thread. I will check out the link to the radio station. Any little bit helps.

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Correction, there are already much better resources on this thread

Resources for learning Swiss german [all dialects]

So what you have offered so far will stay here, for the meantime.
Thanks! Since that one's a sticky, I'd rather keep discussion out of it and have it focus mostly on listing resources.
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Thanks for posting this thread. I will check out the link to the radio station. Any little bit helps.

I'd be very grateful. Thanks.
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