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- Speaking English: do English people allow themselves to speak? - August 31, 2017
- Spanish-speaking speculations: how to learn Spanish - July 17, 2017
- Chuechichästli: differences between speaking German vs Swiss German - July 10, 2017
I am a German native speaker who spends a lot of time in Switzerland. People often assume that I have no trouble understanding Swiss German. Well, guess what: they’re wrong. I’ve been going to Switzerland regularly for the past ten years and it is still just as hard. While the younger me had a more malleable brain and understood some Swiss German, for the current me it is as understandable as coding to a humanities student. So, German vs Swiss German: what are the differences?