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Swiss German Smartphone Language Apps

6 Language Apps to Communicate in Swiss German (by InterNations)

Before moving to Switzerland, you have been busy brushing up your German – and so you arrive, feeling well prepared for your stay in Geneva or Zurich...
Textualization of Swiss German

The Textualization of Swiss German

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...
Greifensee Easter Market

Spring Treasure Hunt at the Easter Market in Greifensee

You will know why the Old Town of Greifensee is called "Städtli" when you walk on cobblestones along its town hall, small flower garden, the goldsmith...

Q&A with Helene Roth - Founder of Roth Language Atelier

I have been taking German lessons for just over a year now and at the risk of sounding annoying, I am rather pleased with the progress I have made. I asked my instructor to share some of her opinions on teaching High German in Switzerland, where Schwiizertüütsch reigns (about 60% of) the land.
Swiss German Proverbs - Foifer und Weggli

Swiss German Proverbs - You Cannot Have your Cake and Eat It Too

In English speaking countries, you cannot have your cake and eat it too. In others like France, you cannot have butter and the money for butter at the same time. But in Switzerland, every child knows that you cannot have...
Switzerland Survival Books

5 useful books about Switzerland

If you have ever studied German, I bet you have suffered a minor shock the first time you came to Switzerland. Here are five books about Switzerland for...