Learning Swiss German

Sep
03
Swiss German sayings: what they mean (and how to say them!)

Swiss German sayings: what they mean (and how to say them!)

"There's enough hay down there now" to "even his chopping block will calve": these are just a few everyday sayings
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Jun
11
Taking to the classroom to learn Swiss German

Taking to the classroom to learn Swiss German

Many say it can't be done, but some of us will still try! Jo has been attending a Swiss German
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May
21
Do you need to know Swiss German to move to Switzerland?

Do you need to know Swiss German to move to Switzerland?

Moving to a country where you don't speak the language can be a 'chicken and egg' situation: which one comes
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Feb
25
Is it time to take a Swiss German course?

Is it time to take a Swiss German course?

Communication is key when it comes to fitting in and feeling at home in your adopted country, and being able
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Jan
29
What do you say in Switzerland when...

What do you say in Switzerland when...

Do you know how to respond in Switzerland to avoid an intercultural mishap? Once you've started picking up the language
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Oct
23
Swiss German words that don't translate to English: part two

Swiss German words that don't translate to English: part two

In German and Swiss German there are some words that we don't have an equivalent for in English. We think
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Oct
09
Swiss German words that don't translate into English

Swiss German words that don't translate into English

Today's episode is a direct challenge for you! We talk about Swiss German words, Swiss slang and German words that
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Jul
17
Ten Swiss German phrases you need to know

Ten Swiss German phrases you need to know

There are many word or phrases in Swiss German that expats in Switzerland or tourists in the country will start
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Jun
18
How to learn Swiss German (or should you learn high German)

How to learn Swiss German (or should you learn high German)

For the first time on our show, we're answering questions from our listeners in the Facebook group "Switzerland for
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