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Windy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:35 pm    Post subject: A question... Reply with quote

What is the most common spoken language in Switzerland Question
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the last numbers I has got, it is German on a strong first place and then French.

This is a list with them all and numbers:

  1. (Swiss-)German 63.9%
  2. French 19.5%
  3. Italian 6.6%
  4. Romansh 0.5%
  5. Others 9.5%.


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Julien



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard that swiss-german is quite different from standard german, even if a German should be able to talk with a Swiss.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is'nt it strange how China is 1/3 of thw world's pop. ye no one in swiss. speaks it
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zmike >>> ? Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortuntely, I don't understand what u mean?
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Amikeco



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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julien, of course, they speak different dialects at home but so do most of the Germans. Learning Standard German is not only compulsory for the Swiss Germans but also for the Swiss French people there (although many of them don't like that).

Actually, many Swiss Germans can switch between their dialect and Standard German very easily. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:46 am    Post subject: Austrian and German Reply with quote

I would like this question answered and so I'm posting it here where it can be more visible:

Is Austrian language German? How much different are they from each other?

Why do Austrians like to introduce themselves as Germans?
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Amikeco



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Austrian and German Reply with quote

kota wrote:
I would like this question answered and so I'm posting it here where it can be more visible:

Is Austrian language German? How much different are they from each other?


I've answered here: http://www.jump-gate.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3868#3868.

kota wrote:
Why do Austrians like to introduce themselves as Germans?


Oftentimes, Austria is mixed up with Australia, and so they might think it is easier to introduce themselves as Germans, though I can't really imagine that, since the reputation of Germans is not that good, depending on the region, of course.
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