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What are the four official languages of Switzerland?

Switzerland has not one but four official languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh. Here's a comprehensive guide on the languages of Switzerland.
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Greetings in Switzerland: how to say "Hello" in Swiss German

When spending a day in a Swiss city or while hiking in the Alps, you will realize that greetings in Switzerland are quite peculiar...
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Can an old dog learn new tricks? Integration in Switzerland.

About a year after our first daughter was born, my Swiss wife and I began to seriously wonder if New York City was the best place for our family to be...
Survival Phrases for Bern, Switzerland

8 definite survival phrases for Bern, Switzerland

What are the most useful Bern survival phrases? If you are one of the travel enthusiasts wanting to mingle and jingle with the locals, these...
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10 Swiss German words to understand how the Swiss "tick"

There are some essential Swiss German words to let the locals know that you have done your homework. Here are ten words to truly decode Swiss culture...
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Story Teller - When was the last time you told a story?

While growing up, we used to eat dinner together as a family. We would talk about the happenings of the day, a tradition that is getting lost. Story Teller...
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More things you'll never hear a Swiss person say

The Swiss have a healthy culture of debate, which is the foundation of a direct democracy. But there are some things you'll never hear a Swiss person say...

How to break into acting with a Swiss German accent, according to Christian Schäfer

This is the story of someone who hit the RESET button and moved abroad, just to pursue a dream. Christian Martin Schäfer is a Swiss born actor...

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Switzerland: a unique location for language (Sponsored)

The ability to speak a variety of languages acts as a lingual passport, allowing anybody to explore new countries and cultures.