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Swiss German (Alemannic) - (Seasons of the year)

(Seasons of the year)

Spring: Fryhling

Summer: Summer

Autumn: Härbscht

Winter: Winter



The things I do for blog post fodder.

I’m mostly kidding, but sometimes I do look around me at whatever weird Swiss antics I’m up to this week and think that I need to write this up. 758 more words

15 things I've learnt about Switzerland: part 2

With just three days left before I go back home to South Africa, I felt the need to pen more things I have learned in the land of chocolate and cheese. 1,306 more words


Mind your language

“Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language” – H. Jackson Brown Jr

Whilst I can’t pretend to know much about H. 988 more words

Expat Lifestyle

The Language Barrier

We’ve been living in Zurich/ Switzerland for quite a while now, so my husband and I decided that it might be time to give Swiss German a try, to be able to connect better with the people here. 328 more words

Zurich/ Switzerland

Etymology of the Day: Stroll


Stroll has referred to “leisurely walking” since at least 1680, but in the beginning of the 1600s, the word wasn’t quite so innocent and carefree. 221 more words


Now on Spotify!

For those of you who are interested, I just thought I’d make a shameless plug for one of my husband’s albums:  It’s taken us a while to get it up and running due to the complexities of publishing rights and Swiss-pocket-sized publishers, etc., but “ 76 more words