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Swiss Standard German

16 Ways Swiss German is different than Standard German

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The German speaking Swiss have a complicated relationship with their language. To show this, here are 15 unique words in Swiss Standard German...
ICONSPEAK - New Language invented in Switzerland

ICONSPEAK is a New Language Invented in Switzerland

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Have you ever felt completely hopeless in a foreign country, not understanding a single word? ICONSPEAK is a new language...
Lernzentrum Horgen

What makes a language school immersive? Lernzentrum Turner may have the answer.

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Switzerland is a linguist's delight. The variations in languages complement the diversity in this tiny...
Swiss French - Cornet

Here's what you need to know about the Swiss French language

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Even if you have studied French for years, you might be puzzled by how the Swiss French language differs from what they speak in France. Take a cornet...
Swiss Language - Lausanne

Mind your Language - My Quest to Learning German

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It took me two years to realise how to converse with the Swiss "Leute" - be it in the German or French speaking regions. Learning German...
Marathon Gespräche - Episode 1

Marathon Gespräche: Talking to "Foreigners" in Switzerland

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Switzerland has been getting more attention than usual, so we came up with the idea of Marathon Gespräche: A conversation series...
pizAllegra - Swiss Dialect

Piz Allegra - Decoding Swiss Dialects

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At the core of the new Swiss dialect locator is a map of Switzerland. All 3200 Swiss cities and towns are represented...
Mani Matter

Mani Matter - A Great Swiss Song Maker

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Ask any Swiss person about Mani Matter and they will start singing one of his many songs...
Textualization of Swiss German

The Textualization of Swiss German

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On Facebook, there is a page called “Schwiizerdütsch” that has more than 270’000 fans. Similar sites for the “German language” have managed to get some 85’000 fans and even...