Nine fun Swiss German words without an English translation

Nine fun Swiss German words without an English translation

Some Swiss German words are so culturally specific, or just so strange, that it is impossible to translate them – at least not in a simple, elegant way. From dogs' funerals to egg bumping, some Swiss German words just don't make it across the translation divide.

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?
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‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

Understanding the different names for Christmas across Switzerland
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Understanding the different names for Christmas across Switzerland

Why are Switzerland’s French-speaking cantons rebelling against planned new Covid-19 restrictions?
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Why are Switzerland’s French-speaking cantons rebelling against planned new Covid-19 restrictions?

What are the new Covid-19 hotspots in Switzerland right now?
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What are the new Covid-19 hotspots in Switzerland right now?

German word of the day: Die Affenhitze
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German word of the day: Die Affenhitze

What is your favourite Swiss German word?
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What is your favourite Swiss German word?

From ‘cabbage’ to ‘soft pear’: Ten Swiss-German insults you need to know
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From ‘cabbage’ to ‘soft pear’: Ten Swiss-German insults you need to know

Five Swiss German phrases to make you sound like a local
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Five Swiss German phrases to make you sound like a local

Swiss German tips and quirks: your introduction to ‘Dialekt’
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Swiss German tips and quirks: your introduction to ‘Dialekt’

Seven English words Swiss Germans get delightfully wrong
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Seven English words Swiss Germans get delightfully wrong

Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have
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Tips for learning Swiss German from those who have

Nine surprising Swiss German words you need to know
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Nine surprising Swiss German words you need to know

Seven fascinating ways written and spoken German differ
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Seven fascinating ways written and spoken German differ

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Standard German banned from Zurich preschools

Why do Switzerland’s German and French speakers disagree about easing of Covid-19 restrictions?
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Why do Switzerland’s German and French speakers disagree about easing of Covid-19 restrictions?