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Swiss German (Schwyzerdütsch) / Allemannisch

Swiss German (Schwyzerdütsch) / Allemannisch is a form of German used in Switzerland and parts of the bordering countries of Austria, France, Germany, and Liechtenstein.

Dialects shown below:  generic, Alsatian, Appenzell, Badisch, Bernese, Markgräflerland, Vorarlberg, and Wallis
 

top Swiss German

1) Wo isch miis Zimmer?

2) Wo isch de Schtrand?

3) Wo isch d'Bar?

4) Lang mich det nöd aa!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Swiss German include Schwyzerdütsch, Allemanisch, Allemannisch, Alemannisch, Allemannic, Alemannic, Schwytzertuetsch, and Walliserdeutsch


top Alsatian dialect of Swiss German

The Alsatian dialect is used in France's Alsace region

1) Wo isch mini Kàmmer?

2) Wo isch der Strãnd?

3) Wo isch de Bar?

4) Àriere Sie mich neet do!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Alsatian include Alsacien and Elsässisch


top Appenzell dialect of Swiss German

The Appenzell dialect is used in Switzerland's Appenzell region

1) Wo ischt mis Zimme?

2) Wo ischt de Strand?

3) Wo ischt Bar?

4) Grif mi nüd a!


top Badisch dialect of Swiss German (also known as Badische or Südbadisch)

The Badisch dialect is used in the historical state of Baden, Germany.

1) Wo isch mi Schtube?

2) Wo isch dr Schtrand?

3) Wo isch d Beiz?

4) Läng mi do nit a!

Language information at Wikipedia (in German)



top Bernese dialect of Swiss German

The Bernese dialect is used in parts of the Swiss canton of Bern

1) Wo isch my Sattuchamere?

2) Wo isch dr Schträmu?

3) Wo isch d Beiz?

4) Mache mi nid daa aa!

Language information at Wikipedia

The Bern dialect is also called Bärndütsch


top Markgräflerland dialect of Swiss German

The Markgräflerland dialect is used in Germany's Markgräflerland region

1) Wo isch mi Zimmer?

2) Wo isch de Strand?

3) Wo isch d'Bar?

4) Läng mi do nit a!



top Vorarlberg dialect of Swiss German

Vorarlbergerisch is used in Austria's Vorarlberg state

1) Wo ischt min Zimma?

2) Wo ischt da Schtrand?

3) Wo ischt d'Bar?

4) Lang mi do nit a!

Language information at Wikipedia

Vorarlbergerisch is also called Vorarlbergisch


top Saas Valley Wallis dialect of Swiss German

Walliserdeutsch is used in parts of the Swiss canton of Wallis / Valais

1) Waa ischt miis Zimmer?

2) Waa ischt der Strand?

3) Waa ischt di Baar?

4) Tüe mi nit agriiffu!




The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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