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 don’t know the words? That’s why today you’ll learn everything about the days of the week, months and the different ways of greeting people, depending on the time of the day.
The 7 days of the week
There are seven days of the week, seven words you must remember:
By the way, the expression “TGIF” does not exist in Swiss German. The literal translation would be “Gott sei Dank isch Friitig”. But this is not a common way of expression. We simply use the English version.
From January to December
Unfortunately, it’s not just seven months, it’s 12, so this list is getting a little longer:
Noticed anything? That’s right, there are many months in Swiss German called the same as in English. The only difference is the emphasis and pronunciation. So it’s not that difficult, is it? Learning Swiss German is actually a lot of fun!
Switzerland has four seasons
The nice thing about Switzerland is the four seasons, and each has its beautiful sides. That’s what they are called:
Here are a few important words about duration and time:
|Quarter of an hour||Viertelschtund|
|Half an hour||Halbschtund|
|One moment please||Ein Momänt bitte|
Guete Morge to everyone!
What about time-related greetings? How do you greet someone in the morning and what is the correct way in the evening?
|Good morning||Guete Morgä|
|Good day||Guete Tag|
|Good evening||Guete Abig|
|Good night||Guet Nacht|
Learn even more!
Hopefully, thanks to this article you were able to expand your existing vocabulary. Of course, there is much, much more to learn. Why don’t you sign up for our online course and learn to speak Swiss German in just 4 weeks!