Are you thinking of moving to Switzerland? Or do you already live in Switzerland but want a new apartment? Then you will be confronted with the same problem as the Swiss: finding a new apartment takes time and patience. Because
One country, four languages 8.42 million people live in Switzerland in an area of 41,285 km². Despite its small size, Switzerland has four official languages. In addition to High German, French, Italian and Romansh are spoken. And what about Swiss German?
You have moved to Switzerland and are now confronted with the local dialect, Swiss German. That is no reason to panic. Swiss German may sound difficult at first, but understanding and even speaking it can be learned and is not
When you learn a foreign language, grammar is as important as vocabulary. Since Swiss German is not a codified language though, we prefer to concentrate on the vocabulary. Because what good is it if you know the grammar, but you
If you are considering moving to Switzerland, it may be a good idea to learn Swiss German. When you are traveling abroad or making a life transition and headed to a new country, you may be unfamiliar with its language.
Many Swiss German expressions are similar to others in both English and German speaking countries like Austria. Nevertheless, there are some proverbs and sayings that an expatriate will struggle to make sense of. Take for example: „A sitzande Saager isch
If you ask why Swiss German is not a language of its own, but rather ‘mere’ a dialect, you are also asking about the difference between what is termed a language and what is a dialect. This requires some clarification.
Whether English, Spanish, French or Swiss German – it is hard to learn a language and harder still to speak it fairly fluently. No doubt, there are some people who are linguistic whizzes, but most people find it difficult to
This is how to start If you are already catching up on your favorite German and Swiss TV shows, movies and pop stars to help you brush up your listening skills, why not start dipping into Swiss culture too? I
The small town of Schaffhausen lies on the High Rhine in the middle of the canton of the same name and is known primarily for its Rhine Falls. More than 35,000 people live in this area of outstanding beauty. The Rhine