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Learn Swiss German

Swiss German refers to the many various dialects spoken in Switzerland, and is not to be confused with Standard Swiss German (the written version of one of Switzerland’s four official languages). Swiss German is spoken by around 5 million Swiss - nearly two thirds of the population. You will be understood if you speak Standard German but there are lots of differences that might make it worth learning the local Swiss dialect if you plan to spend time in Switzerland.

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Fun facts about Swiss German

There are many borrowings from French, including 'merci' for 'thank you'.

One of the most notoriously difficult words for foreigners is Chuchichäschtli - 'kitchen cupboard' - which has three of the hard 'ch' sounds.

If you hear Swiss Germans refering to a place called 'Ausland', it means anywhere that isn't Switzerland.

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