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Language 1

In Switzerland, the majority of people speak German but French, Italian and Romansh are also spoken.

Swiss German is spoken in the centre and north of the country in total about 60% of the 8 million population of Switzerland speak German. French is spoken around the Geneva region. Italian is the language in the south of the country and Romansh in Graub√ľnden in the east.

Why not have a go at speaking some simple German as a group?

Useful Phrases

Language 3

English to German

Hello

Goodbye

Please

Thank You

Guten Tag (Goot-en Tahk)

Auf Wiedersehen (Owf Vee-dair-zayn)

Bitte (Bih-tuh)

Danke (Dahn-kuh)

Numbers 1 - 10

Language 2

English to German

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven

Eight

Nine

Ten

Eins (Ines)

Zwei (Tsvy)

Drei (Dry)

Vier (Feer)

Funf (Fewnf)

Sechs (Zecks)

Sieben (Zee-bun)

Acht (Ahkht)

Neun (Noyn)

Zehn (Tsayn)

Challenge Yourself!

Learn two phrases that relate to Guiding in any of the other languages spoken in Switzerland.

Mmm... Swiss Chocolate!

Switzerland is famed for their delicious chocolate, Lindt and Nestle to name a few. To learn more and try your hand at making chocolate truffles click on the Pink button.

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