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Greetings in Switzerland - Bernese Mountain Dog

Greetings in Switzerland: how to say "Hello" in Swiss German

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When spending a day in a Swiss city or while hiking in the Alps, you will realize that the Swiss have a peculiar custom of greeting one another...
Traditional Parade in Elm, SwitzerlandJarryd Lowder

Can an old dog learn new tricks? Integration in Switzerland.

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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

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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...
Chuchichäschtli

10 Swiss German words to understand how the Swiss "tick"

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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...
Story Teller Event, Vitznauerhof

Story Teller - When was the last time you told a story?

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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...
Swiss 20 franc bills

More things you'll never hear a Swiss person say

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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

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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...
Things you will never hear a Swiss person say

17 things you’ll never hear a Swiss person say

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"Let's talk about my salary." Not! We would almost bet money that you will never hear a Swiss person utter this sentence - or the following 16 phrases...

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Rosetta Stone Language Learning

My experience with the Rosetta Stone language app

Traveling is a passion and I have visited Japan on numerous occasions. To prepare for my last trip, I have tested the Rosetta Stone language app...