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Fun with Swiss German

When we were in Munich, a young woman noticed we were speaking English and asked where we were from. I said that we were living in Switzerland. 105 more words

Fulbright Fun

Which language to choose (part II)

 (“Constant dripping wears the stone”)

Raising bilingual children is not only a commitment and demands lots of energy to provide the regular inputs, maintain the passion for the language throughout all the years, but also requires to be flexible. 690 more words

Being Multilingual

6 July 2014: Learning German

We have taken the plunge and started German lessons. Because they’re not exactly riveting visually, I’m throwing in some photos of two mansions in Basel’s old town built by the Sarasin brothers, who were fabulously wealthy ‘ribbon lords’ in the 18th century. 584 more words

I love Schwyzertüütsch! Lessons on learning a minority dialect

In my love of languages, something always calls to me from the realm of the rare or unexpected, so for my visit to distant relatives in… 1,018 more words

General Learning

Schwytzertüütsch, ech ha di gärn! Will the Swiss allow me to love their language?

Grüetzi! Lately I’m experimenting with Swiss German because I’m going to Switzerland to stay in the German-speaking area. About two-thirds of Switzerland speaks German as their first language. 1,009 more words


Daily Prompt: Verbal Tricks : an introduction to Swiss German

Is there a word or a phrase you use (or overuse) all the time, and are seemingly unable to get rid of? If not, what’s the one that drives you crazy when others use it? 727 more words


Der Weg ist das Ziel

The journey is the destination. 

So sayeth my quartet of guidebooks. Although they are written in German (with a few Swiss spellings here and there) and my German is pretty terrible, I’ve been able to understand the gist of things. 529 more words