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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In Switzerland, France, Spain, and many other countries, it's part of the culture to have a glass of wine alongside a large meal. Researchers have discovered that wine could help to digest food better since one of its main nutrients is polyphenols, possibly helping minimize the effects of oxidation in our digestive tract.
Since drinking is crucial for hydration and sometimes for leisure, our today's lesson video covers an array of vocabulary that will leave you well equipped for unique drinking adventures. Not all mentioned drinks are alcoholic and if water is your go-to friend, you can rest assured that you'll be able to order different kinds with no struggles.
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Our new lesson for members.
We will talk about es bizeli ( a little bit) and e huufe (a lot).
Today we will be diving into using the verb "to look at". Since it's a part of our five basic senses, it is commonly used in conversations. It works great as a conversation starter for those that struggle with this. Members can also have access to a set of four short dialogues that can help you out with this.
Did you know that visual learning is one of the most prevalent learning styles? Interestingly it scores at a high 65% of our population, meaning that visual aspects of learning such as diagrams, pictures, and even written notes stimulate our brains to absorb the information quicker. With this our imagination sparks and plays this learning game with us. Here is a short introduction to our Monday 8 PM course
Was isch, Schätzeli?
What is it, love?
Det isch e Chueh!
There is a cow!
That is me trying to figure out what to do in our next lesson on Monday 8 PM. You can see a short introduction below. Don't forget to bring your favorite beverage to the lesson.
Hättisch gärn es Kafi?
Would you like a coffee?
Ich bruuch-es Kafi.
I need a coffee.
Du bruuchsch es Tee.
You need a tea.
Er bruucht sini Milch.
He needs his milk.
Si bruucht es Bierli.
She needs a small beer.
Mir bruuched Zucker.
We need sugar.
Ir bruuched Yerba Mate.
You all need Yerba Mate.
Si bruuched es Grüentee.
They need a green tea.
You can also support my work by buying me coffee...
On Tuesday at 8 PM we will have a live stream on YouTube about "der, die, das" in Swiss German