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Swiss expression

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This comes up in a text on National Day celebrations:


Der ender isch der Gschwinder.


Thanks for any ideas.
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Re: Swiss expression

I know it as “d schnäller isch d gschwinder” – the fastest is the quicker
i.e. first come, first served
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Hello,


This comes up in a text on National Day celebrations:


Der ender isch der Gschwinder.


Thanks for any ideas.
ender means earlier, faster. As LSD said, "his" version is more common.

I'd "translate" it with "the early bird catches the worm" though.
The meaning, though LSD's version may seem to imply that, is not so much about being faster (running or similar), more about being prepared and at the right place at the right time. How you make that happen is (mostly) out of scope.
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ender means earlier, faster. As LSD said, "his" version is more common.

I'd "translate" it with "the early bird catches the worm" though.
The meaning, though LSD's version seems to imply that, is not so much about being faster (running or similar), more about being prepared and at the right place at the right time. How you make that happen is (mostly) out of scope.
"The earliest bird to touch down, irrespective of within flying, running or swimming mode, is served the firstest and foremostest worm" should cover it?
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"The earliest bird to touch down, irrespective of within flying, running or swimming mode, is served the firstest and foremostest worm" should cover it?
You'll never beat my boring skills.
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Abjectly abase self before superior boring skills – “dr esel git noh” – oops, did I mix it up again?
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Re: Swiss expression

"Dr Gschiider git noo, dr Esel blibt stoo". The smarter one relents, the donkey (meaning an asinine/stubborn person, of course) will stand/stay where it is. No idea about an English equivalent.
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Re: Swiss expression

Some great suggestions there, many thanks.
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