Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

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.

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Do all Germans understand Swiss German?

Do all Germans understand Swiss German?

This is a question that cannot be answered either with a clear yes or a definite no. Some Germans can understand it quite well. Others do not understand a word – literally. Test your knowledge Let us pose a question:

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❤️ Learn Swiss-German app ❤️

❤️ Learn Swiss-German app ❤️

As of TODAY you can download and use our app for free at the  Google Play Store.   Swiss German dictionary always at hand — even offline The dictionary is one of the most popular features on our website. Words

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