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Swiss German Word?

Hey,
I have asked a few Germans about this with out much result...
does anyone know the english equivalent of the word "Schnubbi"?

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Re: Swiss German Word?

Can you remember in which context this was being said by any chance?
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Old 08.01.2010, 13:51
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Re: Swiss German Word?

Schnubbi = Dude, Dudess.
If it was Schnucki instead it is a term of endearment.

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Old 08.01.2010, 13:57
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Schnubbi = Dude, Dudess.
If it was Schnucki instead it is a term of endearment.
Really? Who says that? I mean in which canton or dialect is this then?
I've never heard it I must admit
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Old 08.01.2010, 13:58
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Hey,
I have asked a few Germans about this with out much result...
does anyone know the english equivalent of the word "Schnubbi"?

cheers
Cud the word be Schnipo? I think it stands for Schnitzel
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Re: Swiss German Word?

Ha, actually the context is it is something my girlfriend calls me; but refuses to explain what it means ^^

thanks for the input
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Ha, actually the context is it is something my girlfriend calls me; but refuses to explain what it means ^^

thanks for the input
Ohhh Sooo härzig und schnuselig
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Re: Swiss German Word?

my guessing is your gf calls you "rabbit"
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Schnubbi = Dude, Dudess.
If it was Schnucki instead it is a term of endearment.
I thought it was noogie.
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Re: Swiss German Word?

one of my colleagues insist on calling me "schnäge", it's usually in a somewhat affectionate context but the only translation I can find is "snail" and that doesn't really make any sense (seeing how snails are slimy disgusting creatures, unlike me, I hope) Is that what it means?
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Old 11.01.2010, 09:31
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one of my colleagues insist on calling me "schnäge", it's usually in a somewhat affectionate context but the only translation I can find is "snail" and that doesn't really make any sense (seeing how snails are slimy disgusting creatures, unlike me, I hope) Is that what it means?
Or you're slow.
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Old 11.01.2010, 09:55
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Re: Swiss German Word?

After perusing the 'Schatzchäschtli' in the Blick am Abend, I can only conclude that any animal nickname, no matter how odd, is to be construed as a mark of affection.

hey mis Stinktierli...
Liebi Muus...
(note the absence of -li though - obviously this relationship is floundering a bit)
mis Honig-bienli...

... dis Fischli
... dis Pelztierli
... din Làckhamster
(!)
... dis Mondwürmli (!!)
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Cud the word be Schnipo? I think it stands for Schnitzel
No, that would be "Schniposa" and stands for
Schnitzel
Pommes Frittes
Salat.

If a guy thinks this is the nicest thing he can call you, change the guy
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Old 11.01.2010, 10:52
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one of my colleagues insist on calling me "schnäge", it's usually in a somewhat affectionate context but the only translation I can find is "snail" and that doesn't really make any sense (seeing how snails are slimy disgusting creatures, unlike me, I hope) Is that what it means?
Lol...my colleages call me that too...I never got it though.
Btw:Schnägge is what they call you
Schnecke is a snail.
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Old 11.01.2010, 10:58
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Or you're slow.
or slimy.....
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or slimy.....
or spineless?
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Old 11.01.2010, 11:19
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Re: Swiss German Word?

could be worse ... Schnabbi .....
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Lol...my colleages call me that too...I never got it though.
Btw:Schnägge is what they call you
Schnecke is a snail.
I know "Schnecke" in Hochdeutsch is referring to a hot chick
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Ha, actually the context is it is something my girlfriend calls me; but refuses to explain what it means ^^

thanks for the input
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