Pervasiveness of English in Switzerland


When you get to Switzerland, you will immediately get the impression that English is a second language. The reason for this is because the existence and pervasive way in which English is used. What you may find ridiculous, is the fact that many languages are used as subtitles for whatever is said in Swizz. Aside from the fact that the Swizz environment actively supports English, you may also encounter people that actually speak a hybrid blend of English and Swiss. Don’t assume you know what they are saying when you hear this Hybrid English because its connotation is quite different from the usual. 

With a major music festival in Luzern called the Blue Balls Festival and a location called Wankdorf, it becomes clear that the Swiss are indeed very liberal.  I meant that in a humorous way.

My background in German – With German language being a part of educational curriculum in England, it is expected that I learn German language for six years in secondary school. However this was interrupted when I relocated to Australia and spent about twenty three months there….

Studying and speaking German – While certain individuals have the God-given ability to understand and speak multiple languages fast, let me make it abundantly clear that I do not fall in that category. With an environment that demands you speak German…

Conversing in Swiss is not an easy task either and can be very puzzling. When I listened to a group conversing in Swiss, my first impression was that they were visitors from Russia or Turkey. I know you must be thinking that I am no good with languages anyway. Well you are wrong to think that because Swizz language is also a mystery to many Germans too.

 

Adjusting to a new culture

Switzerland is a western country so the sociocultural gap is not very wide. Nonetheless, I must admit that there are minor distinctions that you will certainly find mystifying and fascinating.

Admittedly, it is rather disturbing that they do not have any monuments or allusions of wars. However, there is a somewhat protective system in place that involves protective shelters that are strewn all over which is rather strange. The Swizz train transport offers another bizarre experience particularly with the way the train is occupied with unimaginable exactitude. Inside the trains, you will find that there is a conspicuous display of baggage and coats on train seats. You will feel like the place is excessively rowdy almost immediately.

Life in Switzerland


Life in Switzerland is a spectacularly pleasant. Although there is the challenge that comes with how quick stores close and the fact that everywhere seems desolate on Sundays, Switzerland is a delightful place.

Regardless of the fact that want familiar with anybody when I relocated (using this removals company), the rate at which I have made new friends is just amazing. I am heavily engaged with a lot of activities and still make out time to explore the terrain as much as I can during breaks. Adjusting to any new culture or country can be a very intimidating. However, I have been outside England before and I have had to change environment countless number of times which makes adjusting to a new environment not excessively stressful for me.

Individuals I converse with in Switzerland are almost always Swiss or German and this has facilitated acclimatizing with the environment and various aspects of the culture too.

Movement is superb and the train system in Switzerland is indeed commendable. The train system is adequately programmed and facilitates efficient movement.  The availability of GA pass is another fascinating thing about Switzerland. With this pass you will experience heightened convenience of movement as you will be able to board any means of transport you desire.

When it comes to the environment and cost of living, It is quite costly but luxurious at the same time. Switzerland has delicacies and drinks that would leave you ecstatic. Wallis wine is an experience you certainly do not want to miss out on.
Switzerland is not a big country but it offers countless exciting locations and a robust assortment of cultures. Switzerland is an exciting place and comes has something for everyone. Switzerland is one of the most peaceful nations of the world and this has led of the preservation of some of countless glamorous sites from ancient antiquity. 
For a small country there are so many amazing places. Switzerland is often congested with sightseers and fun-seekers.

When it comes to the weather, it is quite common to have murkiness and hazes. You cannot always expect to see the sun in Switzerland. For many the seemingly dull and hazy atmosphere may be gloomy but you will barely notice with all of the fun and excitement going on. In addition, there are countless other breathtaking sites that you will very much enjoy.

Switzerland is a remarkable place and would certainly be an enjoyable experience for you. Nonetheless, you may begin to miss you indigenous dishes and delicacies.

Conversing in Swiss is not an easy task

Conversing in Swiss is not an easy task either and can be very puzzling. When I listened to a group conversing in Swiss, my first impression was that they were visitors from Russia or Turkey. I know you must be thinking that I am no good with languages anyway. Well you are wrong to think that because Swizz language is also a mystery to many Germans too.

One thing that is consistent with all the Swizz I’ve met is that they are willing to converse with you irrespective of what you speak. Many of them speak English and German as well and would get a third-party to converse with you when they can’t.

 

german conversation

You can bank on Swizz people to be very kind and accommodating with your inability to express yourself in German and Swizz language. You can expect to get encouragement and all of the assistance you might require. I immediately noticed that the Swizz people are very accommodating and beautiful.

Widely used and accepted English gestures and idioms can be very baffling to the Swizz. Over time, I have encountered a lot of baffled glares and much awkward silence that I remedied with the “sorry” expression which quickly became an overused diction for me. Do not attempt to interpret sentences in plain form either or you would be doing yourself a hysterical disservice. So far, the singular hurdle between me and enjoyable conversations is my incoherent German. 

Interestingly, where I stay is in close proximity to French speaking settlements. Now I am sure you are thinking that this is great for me. However, my French isn’t impressive either and that is just a mild way to put it. The entirety of my French was learnt from movies and TV programs. Don’t even get me started on my Italian either. Interestingly, the majority of Swizz will converse well in English which was a pleasant bombshell for me.