Chuechichästli: differences between speaking German vs Swiss German

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Cecilia Conte

French and German Language Guru at Jabba Jabba
Hi there! My name is Cecilia, but you can also call me Cece. I’m of French, German and American nationality. Being trilingual in French, German and English has helped me a lot, with employment, my studies and my everyday life. I also speak decent Spanish and I am determined to learn many more languages in the future (such as Italian but also Arabic)! I think that meeting people and talking to them, be it during travels or at a café, is the best way to learn a language!
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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?

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