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Moving to a country where you don't speak the language can be a 'chicken and egg' situation: which one comes first, the language or the move? It's a challenging situation for anyone relocating abroad, and for newcomers to German-speaking Switzerland, this is a big issue. It's hard to get hold of resources to learn this dialect outside of the country. Once here, there are many different regional variations to get to grips with, and the differences between Swiss German and high German can feel overwhelming. In this episode we talk about how to get ready to live in a Swiss German- speaking area and what to expect when you first arrive.
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Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British Guide to Switzerland
- My personal experience of getting to grips with the dialect
- The first words or phrases I picked up
- How I started to understand Swiss German
- Recommendation for newcomers