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Old 08.12.2006, 14:25
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A guide to Swiss German

Cool site, with a funny and useful introduction to Swiss "düütsch": http://www.eldrid.ch/swgerman.htm
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Old 08.12.2006, 14:32
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Re: A guide to Swiss German

lol
about a year ago I found that....and I listened to the *tired swiss guy speaking*

and thought...omg. I'm never going to understand this language.

haha

there is another site out here...I deleted it by accident and haven't been able to find it again. but it had some great swiss language tips as well.
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Re: A guide to Swiss German

I have found that website as well was funny All I can suggest to learn this language is to learn German along with Schwitzerdütsch... its way easier to remember the particular words and idioms... as per my own experience..

But the truth is I do not live in CH yet... I am only getting ready through my teacher who teaches me both High-German and Swiss-German since of the roots of his family... I just believe if someone wants to learn and wants to understand he will definitely find a way... it has been prooved to me many times

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Re: A guide to Swiss German

When I first got here, I bought the book HOI! An Introductin to Swiss German, and that's pretty much where I learnt my base for the language. It's a really great, funny book. After a year and a half, I'm fluent, but it was hard at first. Does anyone find that no matter how much you try to speak to a Swiss person in Swiss German they get all uppity about you speaking their language?! Don't get me wrong - it's not all Swiss people, but sometimes I just have to laugh at it!
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Re: A guide to Swiss German

maybe its me but however hard i try (standing outside a shop going over my question in my head again and again untill i have perfected it) swiss people still manage to correct you or just start speaking english. .... Thanx for the website link by the way ... going to print it off and have it in my wallet lol
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Re: A guide to Swiss German

It's funny this was the first website I got from a colleague when I moved to Switz a year & half ago..
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Re: A guide to Swiss German

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When I first got here, I bought the book HOI! An Introductin to Swiss German, and that's pretty much where I learnt my base for the language. It's a really great, funny book. After a year and a half, I'm fluent, but it was hard at first. Does anyone find that no matter how much you try to speak to a Swiss person in Swiss German they get all uppity about you speaking their language?! Don't get me wrong - it's not all Swiss people, but sometimes I just have to laugh at it!
My husband bought me Hoi! for Christmas. It's really good, I'd recommend it.
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