swissgerman lessons via twitter

Here’s a twitter account that I just discovered that made me chuckle: @swiss-german teaches you a swiss german word a day. While I don’t fully agree with some of the words, as we say things a little differently in my Heimat corner of the alps, but nevertheless, it made me smile. G, this is for you!

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  1. Don’t agree as in the word selections or they’re incorrectly written?

  2. Different parts of Switzerland have different words for the same thing. i.e Butterfly is flikflauder where I am from and schmetterling in other parts. Make sense?

  3. There is no such thing as Swiss German, just lots of different dialects. About as many dialects and mix-dialects as there are Swiss Germans. You could say there is no real Swiss German, just Swiss German speakers.
    Still a cute idea.

  4. This link was on the site of the Swiss National Library, so it must be a somehow reliable source for questions around the Swiss German:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_German

  5. flikflauder kenni au ersch sit’s “flauder” id ä Migros git ;-)
    ah ja: ich säg dä Summervogel… und mängis us Gspass au “Schmettervogel”

  6. flikflauder kenni au ersch sit’s “flauder” id ä Migros git ;-)
    ah ja: ich säg dä Summervogel… und mängis us Gspass au “Schmettervogel”
    isch än coolä Link…

  7. See, this is why I want my money back for all of the High German courses I took.:-) My Goethe certificate isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on here.:-):-)

  8. Waaaaahnsinn !!!

  9. thanks for recommending my twitter account! :)

  10. i think wurscht is a common word in dialects of southern germany… here in hessen it’s “woschd”.

    what dialect is this twitter account about? for me berner düdsch and st. gallener is the hardest to understand…

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