Questions tagged [swiss-german]

Schweizer Mundart (Schweizerdeutsch) - Questions on the dialect spoken in Switzerland. For differences in grammar, orthography, or punctuation use the tag swiss-standard-german.

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How easy/difficult is it for a native German speaker to understand Swiss German? [closed]

Assuming she has never had any experience with it before. Would it be mostly comprehensible? Or mostly unintelligible? Or in between? Edit: I am referring to the Swiss German dialects (Schwyzerdütsch)...
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For a foreigner in Switzerland, how much practical value is there in being able to speak German?

While people in the “German-speaking” areas of Switzerland read and write Standarddeutsch, they speak Schwyzerdütsch – which linguists might describe as a dialect of German, but which to a casual ...
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Was ist »Schweizerdeutsch«?

In ganz Deutschland und bestimmt auch in ganz Österreich ist bekannt, dass in der Schweiz Dialekte mit hohem Wiedererkennungswert gesprochen werden. Wer diesen Dialekt nachmachen will, reduziert ei ...