The interesting development of Swiss German

The interesting development of Swiss German

From Moin (in Northern Germany) to Grüßgott (in Southern Germany), Grüessech (in Berne), Grüezi (in Zurich) to Servus (in Austria), the German language has many forms. What is usually called Schwiizerdüütsch in contrast to High German (the standard written German

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Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

Swiss proverbs: Insight into the Swiss people’ s soul

If you want to learn something about a foreign culture, you should take a closer look at the proverbs of the respective language. They reflect the mentality and customs of a country and give deep insights into how the folk

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Chalanda Marz or the end of winter in the Engadin

Chalanda Marz or the end of winter in the Engadin

The beauty of Switzerland is its diversity due to the different language regions. The Rhaeto-Romanic Switzerland is often forgotten. No wonder, the region in Graubünden accounts for less than 1% of the total Swiss population. But from Graubünden comes an

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New year, new motivation: how to conjugate verbs in Swiss German

New year, new motivation: how to conjugate verbs in Swiss German

The New Year is only 3 days old. Everything is still fresh and our resolutions are still valid. Therefore, there is no better moment than NOW to learn Swiss German to follow your long cherished intention. We support you as

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The best Santa Claus sayings in Swiss German

December 6 is Saint Nicholas Day in Switzerland. Then, together with his helper “Schmutzli” he visits all the children to see if they have been well-behaved. If you have children, we have compiled the best Santa Claus sayings in Swiss

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The most beautiful Christmas markets in Switzerland

The most beautiful Christmas markets in Switzerland

The Advent season is the most beautiful time of the year. Christmas is just around the corner, lights are shining everywhere and people are looking forward to the upcoming holidays. It is also the time of the Christmas markets, which

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The best health insurers for newcomers in Switzerland

The best health insurers for newcomers in Switzerland

The Swiss are among the best insured nations in the world. One could also say that the Swiss are overinsured. In Switzerland, you can insure just about anything you care about: your health, your household belongings, your car, your travel,

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The auxiliary verbs “sein”, “haben” and “werden”

The auxiliary verbs “sein”, “haben” and “werden”

The verbs “sein” (to be) and “haben” (to have) are important verbs in the German language. Together with “werden” (will) they are used as an auxiliary verb to form composite tenses. In this function the auxiliary verbs have no lexical

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That’s how you learn the plural in Swiss German

Studying grammar is not everyone’s cup of tea, and there are certainly more exciting things to do. However, compared to other languages, Swiss German grammar is a piece of cake  because Swiss German is not a codified language. Nevertheless, there

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