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Useful phrases in Swiss German of Chur

A collection of useful phrases in the Chur (Khur) variety of Swiss German, which is spoken in the Canton of Grisons (Graubünden) in the south-east of Switzerland.

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Key to abbreviations: sg = said to one person, pl = said to more than one person, inf = informal, frm = formal.

English Schwiizerdüütsch (Swiss German of Chur)
Welcome Willkomma
Hello Grüazi (frm/sg) Grüazi mitanand (frm/pl)
Hallo; Hoi (inf/sg) Hoi zämma (inf/pl)
How are you?

Fine, thanks. And you?
Wia goots ina? (frm)
Wia goots dr? (inf)
Danka, guat. Und ina? (frm)
Danka, guat. Und diar? (inf)
Long time no see Schu lang nümma gsee!
What's your name?

My name is ...
Wia haissen sii? (frm)
Wia haissisch? (inf)
Ii haissa ...
Min nama isch ...
Where are you from?


I'm from ...
Woher kömmen sii? (frm)
Vu wo sin sii? (frm)
Woher kusch? (inf)
Vu wo kusch? (inf)
Ii bin us ...
Ii kuma vu ...
Pleased to meet you Schön, di kennazlerna
Good morning Guata Morga
Good afternoon Guata Taag
Good evening Guatan Obig
Good night Guat Nacht
Goodbye Uf Widerluaga (frm)
Ciao / Tschüss / Bis bald (inf)
Good luck Viil Glück!
Cheers/Good health! Zum Wohl! Viva!
Have a nice day An schöna Tag no!
Bon appetit An Guata!
Bon voyage Guati Rais!
I understand Ii verstoon
I don't understand Ii verstoon's nit
Ii kuma nit druus
Please speak more slowly Könnten sii bitte langsamer reda? (frm)
Könntisch bitte langsamer reda? (inf)
Please write it down Kasch das bitte ufschriiba (inf)
Könnten sii das bitte ufschriiba (frm)
Do you speak Swiss German?

Yes, a little
Reden sii Schwiizerdüütsch? (frm)
Redisch du Schwiizerdüütsch? (inf)
Joo, as bitzali
How do you say
... in
Swiss German?
Wia sait ma ... uf Schwiizerdüütsch?
Speak to me
in
Swiss German
Red (bitte) Schwiizerdüütsch mit miar (inf)
Reden sii (bitte) Schwiizerdüütsch mit miar
Excuse me Entschuldigung / Sorry
How much is this? Wiaviil koschtet das?
Sorry Entschuldigung; Sorry; Tuat mr laid!
Thank you



Response
Danka
Danka sehr
Merci
Merci viilmool
Bitte; Geera gschee
Where's the toilet? Wo isch z WC?
This gentleman/lady
will pay for everything
Dee Herr wird für alles zahla
Dia Daama wird für alles zahla
Would you like to
dance with me?
Wettisch du echt mit miar tanza?
I love you Ii liaba dii
Get well soon Guati Besserig
Leave me alone! Loon mii in rua!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Hilfe!
Füür! Feurio!
Stop!
Call the police! Rüaf d'Polizei!
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
Fröhlichi Wiahnachta und an guata Rutsch!
Happy Easter Schöni Oschtera!
Happy Birthday Herzlicha Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!
One language
is never enough
Ai Sprooch isch nia gnuag
My hovercraft
is full of eels

Why this phrase?
Miis Luftküssiboot isch voll mit Aala

Phrases supplied by Sascha.

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