Bring out your velo, we're going on a bike ride in this Swiss German with Kathrin lesson. Things like making small talk about bike races, being at a bike repair service, and learning some different types of bikes are all incorporated in this lesson. Switzerland is a bicycle-friendly country and why not learn some phrases that can help you along the way?
Do you want to ride a bike with me? in Swiss German
Solo biking is fun but why not join in with a friend for a shared experience? Here you can smoothly talk to your friend. In this short conversation you will learn how to ask your friend to go on a bike ride with you.
Hoi, wottsch go Velo fahre?
Hey there, do you want to go on a bike ride?
Eigentlich scho, jo.
Actually yes I do want to go.
Hesch es Velo?
Do you have a bike?
Nei, aber ich cha s vo miim Brüeder uusleihe.
No, but I can borrow it from my brother.
Wunderbar. Was isch es für es Velo?
Awesome. What kind of bike is it?
Es isch es Mauntenbaik.
It's a mountain bike.
Flat tire in Swiss German
Flat tires are inevitable, we just can't avoid them from happenning. So in this dialogue you'll learn how to talk about your repairs.
Miis Velo het e Platte.
My bike has a flat tire.
Mir münd zum Velo-Service goh.
We need to go to a bike service.
Wo isch de nöchschti Service?
Where is the nearest one?
Öppe 20 Minute vo do.
Approximately 20 minutes away.
Okay, let's go.
Can I help you? in Swiss German.
At the bike service
Grüezi, wie cha-n-i Ine hälfe?
Hello, what can I help you with?
Ich möcht miis Velo lo flicke.
I would like to get my bike repaired.
Was isch nid guet?
Es het e Platte.
It has a flat tire.
Keis Problem. Ich flicke das grad.
No problem. I'll fix your bike right away.
Small talk about bikes in Swiss German
Here you'll be able to make some small talk about bike races and bike preferences. Easily you'll be able to make some connections.
Was für Velo gfalled dir?
What types of bikes do you like ?
Rennvelo, Mauntenbaik oder Toure-Velo?
Road bikes, mountain bikes or touring bikes?
Weles isch diis Lieblingsvelo?
... What is your favourite?
Mir gfalled d Cruiser sehr guet.
Mine would be a cruiser.
Luegsch du Velorenne im Färnseh?
Do you watch any bike races on TV?
Mängisch scho. Ich liebe d Tour de Suisse und s Alpebrevet ...
Sometimes I do. I enjoy the Tour of Switzerland and Alpenbrevet...
Nei, ich tue lieber sälber fahre.
Nah, I prefer to cycle myself.
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