In other words, hello... 

... and welcome to Switzerland, a country half the size of Lake Huron, standing its ground with a whopping four official languages. With one of them not even being a language, but an accumulation of several dialects.

Switzerland can be confusing in many ways. And the language situation certainly doesn't help.

In order to set you up perfectly for your trip to Switzerland, I've put together a language guide that includes:

  • a quick overview of our four languages
  • a map of where they're spoken
  • some demonstrations what each language sounds like
  • a couple of basic pronunciation rules
  • a list of important words and phrases
  • audio files with Swiss German pronunciation

Tackle that language barrier

It usually doesn't take much to break the ice with the locals. Or to gain some extra confidence upon arriving in a foreign country.

Should you run into any troubles or have questions while going through my guide, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I'm more than happy to help. 

Note: The four official languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Romansh. In that order.

For more information and to learn a few basic words and sentences, grab your copy of my brand-new language guide.

Grab a copy of your Swiss language guide

It gives you the perfect head start to level up your language skills for your trip to Switzerland. 


languages briefly explained


topics covered in the vocab section


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