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Helvetism # 7

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In Switzerland, the word used for “public transport ticket” is “das Billett” [ˌbɪlˈjɛt], while in Germany it’s “die Fahrkarte” [ˈfaːɐ̯ˌkaʁtə].

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Swiss Quality At Prices Of Your Country

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blahStarting November 1st 2020, I will charge for1 German Course or German Tutoring Session of 45 minutes the minimum hourly wage of your country.

If you live in Switzerland for example, you will pay 20 CHF (Swiss francs). If you live in the Bahamas you will pay 5.25 US$ (dollars), in the Philippines 2 US$ (dollars) and in the UK 9 £ (pounds) per session. Payment method is PayPal.

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Swiss Quality At Prices Of Your Country


blahStarting November 1st 2020, I will charge for 1 German Course or German Tutoring Session of 45 minutes the minimum hourly wage of your country.

If you live in Switzerland for example, you will pay 20 CHF (Swiss francs). If you live in the Bahamas you will pay 5.25 US$ (dollars), in the Philippines 2 US$ (dollars) and in the UK 9 £ (pounds) per session. Payment method is PayPal.

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Speak Like A Swiss

What are Helvetisms?

Helvetia is the Latin name for Switzerland. You can find this name on Swiss Franc coins and stamps. This is why the internet country domain of Switzerland is .ch (Confoederatio Helvetica).

Helvetisms are features distinctive of the German spoken in Switzerland, called Swiss Standard German. They distinguish it from the German spoken in Germany. The most frequent Helvetisms are in vocabulary and pronunciation, but there are also some distinctive features within syntax and orthography.

Swiss Standard German (GER: Schweizer Standarddeutsch), or Swiss High German is referred to by the Swiss as Schriftdeutsch (Written German), or Hochdeutsch (High German, i.e., the German spoken in Germany). The German-speaking Swiss (65% of the country’s population) learn to read and write in Swiss Standard German.

Remember: Swiss Standard German does not refer to the Swiss German Dialect (GER: Schweizerdeutsch, Dialect: Schwiizertüütsch), but to a variety of the Standard German spoken in Germany, i.e., the one taught at schools or institutes like the Goethe-Institut worldwide. 

Most Helvetisms are NOT dialectal

The definitive work for German orthography, the Duden, explicitly declares a number of helvetisms as correct Standard German – albeit with the [schweiz.] annotation, denoting that the usage of the word is limited to Switzerland. However, not all words may be considered part of the “Swiss standard language”/”Swiss standard German” category, because frequency of usage must be evaluated as well; if this does not apply, or if a word’s use is known to span only one or more specific dialectal regions, the word must be categorized “dialectal” (German: mundartlich, often abbreviated mdal.).

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetism, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland#Languages

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Why I Moved The Free German Learning Group From WhatsApp To Telegram

Telegram is safer than WhatsApp

Hallo, Leute!

I care about your privacy.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging services in the world, but with the broadcast of it’s latest security breach I decided to abandon this app for Telegram.

With the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook – people are becoming increasingly suspicious of the platform’s security capacity. WhatsApp promised end-to-end encryption, but recent reports emerged suggesting that spy malware had been created that could hack into and monitor people’s accounts.

Telegram, on the other hand, is a multi-platform messaging application that allows the user to send encrypted and “self-destructing” messages – meaning a message or photo will disappear after a specified period of time.

Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram users have a public “username” – ensuring that privacy can be protected. It is possible to have conversations on Telegram without requiring a user’s phone. Get Telegram here: https://telegram.download-program.ru/

Tschüss!

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German Phonetics: CH Like ICH / IPA Symbol: ç

This sound does not exist in English. It is similar to the sound of h in the word hue. It exists in Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish (Chile) and others .
Articulation:

This sound is formed when air flows between the hard palate (a.) and the middle-back of the tongue (b.), while the tongue tip touches the surface of the lower front teeth (c.). The vocal folds in the neck should not vibrate.

 

Consonant Type: 

Use:

1. After vowels e, i, ä, ö, ü: echt, leichtich, mächtig, Töchter, Bücher
2. After consonants l, n, r: Milch, Männchen, Storch
3. In ending -chen: Mädchen
4. In ending -ig: richtig
5. As Initial ch- in front of vowels e and i: chemischChina

 

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Münchener Freiheit – Schwerelos – Lyrics*

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Die Zeit zu tanzen,
Beginnt wie bei neu, reich mir die Hand,
Die Lichter glänzen, für dich mit mir frei
Lass dich entführen, von der Magie des Augenblicks
Du musst es spüren, frei von Theorie

Refrain:

Dann werden wir gleiten in unendliche Weiten
Unsere Reise g’ht wieder los
Lass dich mit mir treiben, trotz allen Gezeiten
Schwerelos

Und wir werden gleiten in unendliche Weiten
Denn unser Traum ist gigantisch gross
Lass dich mit mir treiben, trotz allen Gezeiten
Schwerelos

Schliess deine Augen, um klarer zu sehen und zu verstehen
Du kannst mir glauben, sodass garantiert geht
Tust du stets zweifeln, oder lieber Vetra’un darauf bau’n
Dein Glück ergreifen, leb deinen Traum

Refrain 2x

*Subject to modifications & errors.

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Fragen aus der WhatsApp-Lerngruppe “Richtiges Deutsch” # 6

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a. Moises aus Venezuela fragt: “Wie sagt man IT’S NOT LIKE A SUBORDINATE CLAUSE IN THIS CASE auf Deutsch?”

In diesem Fall ist das kein Nebensatz.

b. Fatima aus dem Libanon fragt: “Was bedeutet SELBER auf Englisch?”

Es kann unter anderem “And you?” bedeuten. Beispiel:

A: “Hallo, wie geht es dir?”

B: “Gut, danke. SELBER?”

Weitere Frage: “Wie sagt man SILVER auf Deutsch?”

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c. Ouedoihou aus Nigeria fragt: “Kannst du mir eine APP empfehlen, um DIE DEUTSCHEN ARTIKEL auswendig zu lernen?”

Siehe: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.db.derdiedas

d. Jay aus Indien fragt: “Wie kann man jemanden richtig nach dem DEUTSCH-NIVEAU fragen?”

1. “Was ist dein Deutsch-Niveau?”

2. “Auf welchem Deutsch-Niveau bist du?”

3. “Auf welchem Niveau lernst du Deutsch?”

4. “Welches Deutsch-Zertifikat hast du?”

e. Aman aus Indien sagt: “Ich brauche ÜBUNGSMATERIALIEN auf das GOETHE-ZERTIFIKAT A2.”

Siehe: 1. https://www.goethe.de

2. https://www.goethe-pruefungen.swiss-exams.ch

Möchtest du auch meiner kostenlosen Deutsch-Lerngruppe auf WhatsApp beitreten? Hier erfährst du, wie das geht:

 https://owzh.wordpress.com/de/lerngruppe/

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Noticias de Suiza # 8

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c.

d.

e.

f.

g.

¿Quieres poder leer estas y otras noticias directamente en alemán? ¿Te interesa visitar, estudiar o vivir en Suiza? 

Mis cursos y tutoría de alemán en línea han sido diseñados para extranjer@s adult@s que tengan experiencia con cursos por internet y / o clases particulares y están disponibles los 365 días del año, de 09:00 a 22:00 hora de Zúrich / Madrid / Paris (CET).

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Helvetism # 9

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In Switzerland, the word used for “turkey” is “der Truthahn“ [ˈtʁuːtˌhaːn], while in Germany it’s “die Pute“ [ˈpuːtə]

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EN Tourism In West Zurich / ES Turismo en Zúrich Oeste # 4

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EN Visit the Floodland & Forest called “Wasserschloss” in German, located 33 km from Downtown Zurich.

It is the place where 3 of the biggest rivers of Switzerland join: the Aare, the Reuss and the Limmat (the latter after flowing through the Lake of Zurich and the city). You can find here different species of birds, amphibians and fish. Link (information available only in German): https://aargautourismus.ch/tour_of_aargau/die-kombitipps/wasserschloss-der-schweiz

ES Visita la vega y el bosque llamados “Wasserschloss” en alemán,  localizados a 33 km del centro de la ciudad de Zúrich.

En este lugar confluyen 3 de los mayores ríos de Suiza: el Aare, el Reuss y el Limmat (este último después de atravesar el Lago de Zúrich y la ciudad). Aquí puedes encontrar diferentes especies de aves, anfibios y peces.  Enlace (información disponible sólo en alemán): https://aargautourismus.ch/tour_of_aargau/die-kombitipps/wasserschloss-der-schweiz

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German Phonetics: R like REGEN and BRINGEN / IPA Symbol: ʀ

This sound does not exist in English. It exists in Danish, French, Hebrew, Swedish, Yiddish, i.a..
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Articulation:

This sound is formed when the back of the tongue (a.) is pushed back upwards and the airflow is directed over the uvula (b.). The uvula and the vocal folds in the neck vibrate.

Consonant Type:

Voiced uvular trill

Use:

1. At word beginning: Rahmen, rauchenregnenreisen, reuen, Rhytmusriechen, Risiko, rot, Ruhe, Rätsel, Räuberrömisch

2. Between vowels: Aarebayrisch, Eritrea, Beirut, euredirektgierigmoralisch, Guru, Ära, bäurisch, Möhre

3. After consonants: bratengebrauchen, umdrehenbefreien, FreudeKapriolekriechen, trotzdem, Brust, drängen, Fräulein, Grösse

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EN Tourism In West Zurich / ES Turismo en Zúrich Oeste # 3

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EN Visit the Königsfelden Monastery, located 33 km from Downtown Zurich.

Founded around 1310-11 at the site were king Albert I of Habsburg was murdered by his nephew. The church windows are outstanding examples of European stained glass in the late Middle Ages. Link: https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/experiences/koenigsfelden-monastery-habsburg-memorial/

ES Visita el monasterio de Königsfelden, que se encuentra a 34 km del centro de la ciudad de Zúrich.

Fundado alrededor de 1310-11 en el lugar donde fue asesinado por su sobrino el rey Alberto I (Albrecht) de Habsburgo. Las ventanas de la iglesia son un valiosísimo ejemplo de vitrales medievales en Europa. Enlace: https://www.myswitzerland.com/es/descubrir-suiza/monasterio-koenigsfelden-un-lugar-en-memoria-de-los-habsburgo/