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Living in Switzerland

Oct 6, 2023

In this episode, we speak to Swiss German teacher Rahel Roth and bestselling cartoonist/author Sergio Lievano about Swiss German. We explore whether expats should learn this dialect or focus on standard German instead.

Rahel’s series of books, Swiss German for English Speakers, is one of the few resources that teaches Swiss German from scratch. Sergio has published six books in Switzerland, including the popular “Hoi” series and The Indispensable Illustrated Dictionary to Swiss German.

Join us as we tackle questions such as:

What exactly is Swiss German?

How does it differ from standard German?

Should expats learn Swiss German or standard German, and how can they get started?

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