Dr Schwiiz/Switzerland/ ChuChiChaschliLand
Swiss German is a group of varied German dialects, spoken from behind the Rostigraben in Switzerland. The dialects are so varied that it is hard for some Swiss Germans not being able to understand another. The winner of the hardest to understand dialect is Walliser German dialect, under consensus from other Swiss and other German speaking countries. Swiss Germans funniest and hardest to pronounce word is “Chuchichasli”, (kitchen cupboard, or kuchenkasten in standard High German), and they often make foreigners try to pronounce for their own pleasure.Switzerland is sometimes called ChuchichasliLand, because of it’s favourite word.
A typical difference of Swiss German to other types of German is the guttural “ch”, try pronouncing it properly without spitting and you’re a local.
Hopp Schwiiz Hopp
The national sporting chant of German speaking Switzerland
Guide to Swiss German pronounciation
N: at the end of word & final consonant not pronounced: wein=wii
Ch: a very grated sound much stonger than German ch; also used when pronouncing k’s & g’s that have the ch sound (usually at the end of the word)
Au: changed to uu sound sauber=suubr
R: rolled unlike it is pronounced in German
Eu: forms a double i sound as in schwiiz
S + consonant: always sh sound post becomes posht; if if falls at the end of a word like ist becomes isch
U: becomes like the eu sound in German or the oy in boy
E: in Zurich for example sometimes one can hardly hear the single e hardly pronounced even though it may be still written so Peter sounds Ptr
otherwise forms an ae sound like in German or like air in English gewesen becomes g’waese
Ung: becomes an ig sound rechnung becomes rchnig
E: at the end of a word becomes an i
The dimunitive ‘chen’: becomes li
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Greetings & Salutations
See you later
have a good meal
Pleased to meet you
Thanks a lot
Salu Sali Die Sonne schiint fuer alle
Hello Sali The sun shines for everyone
Have a pleasant evening
Denk dra lüt a!
Remember to call me!
Furz trocke ischs füdi
The as is dry as a fart
On the street
Hurry up, please!
Francs (swiss currency)
Hopp Schwiiz Hopp
Go Switzerland go!
Hopp St. Galla füre mit dr balla.
Go St. Gallen, push the ball forward.
the border of german speaking switzerland
Dini muatter het en schnauz und fickt din Vater in Arsch!
Your mother has a moustache / fucks your father up the arse
Chrüz heilige cheib
Miss Luftchüssiboot isch voll Aal
my hovercraft is full of eels
Es schifft wiä d’Sau!
It’s pooring down!
In the bar
Ä stange bitte
One beer please
Es liet mi verstiche
I drunk too much
Hesch echli eine?
Are you crazy?
Hesch mer e Stutz?
Do you have a dollar?
Hüt nacht lassa mir die sau raus
Tonight we are going to let the sow loose
Jetzt isch färtig mit luschtig!
Now the fun is over
Lieber es Tennisposchter statt de Penis im Toschter
Rather have a tennis poster than your penis in a toaster
Mini eier biesed
My balls are itchy
To your health