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Your Swiss German Survival Guide
by Sergio J. Lievano & Nicole Egger
Now you too can enjoy speaking Swiss German. In fact, with this survival guide and its 200 cartoons and illustrations, it's not just easy - it's downright fun.
With Hoi, you'll learn to express your feelings and opinions, shop and meet people - all in Swiss German. You'll find the formulations you need to enjoy Swiss social life or engage in sports and outdoor activities. And you'll discover lots of handy phrases for small talk, eating out, making telephone calls, getting and giving help in an emergency, and other day-to-day language needs.
Hoi includes over 2000 words and phrases. They're derived primarily from the dialect spoken in the Zurich region, which is understood throughout the Swiss German speaking part of the country.
Hoi is chock-full of encouragement for you to get a grip on the expressions you'll need if you're to enjoy your time in Switzerland and feel at home here.
Hoi includes an English to Swiss German and a Swiss German to English dictionary.
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Inside Europe's Landlocked Island
by Diccon Bewes
One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.7 million people. Swiss Watching is a light-hearted yet revealing journey around Europe's most individual country, proving that there's more to Switzerland than skis, cheese, banks, and francs. Welcome to the landlocked island!
Diccon Bewes worked at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? magazine. As well as grappling with German and overcoming his innate desire to form an orderly queue, he has spent the last five years exploring this quirky country. www.dicconbewes.com