The Year in Swiss German

If there is a group of words that sounds similar in many languages it's the words that belong in a calendar: names of months, names of days and other date related terms. In this aspect, Swiss German is generally very similar to German with slight variations in the different dialects. Have a look yourself!

The Year in Swiss German

Januar ('yanoo-ar', January) also: Jänner
Februar ('febroo-ar', February)
März ('märts', March)
April ('ah-pril', April)
Mai ('mah-ee', May)
Juni ('yoo-nee', June)
Juli ('yoo-lee', July)
Auguscht ('a-oo-gusht', August)
Septämber ('septämber', September)
Oktober ('oh-ktober', October)
Novämber ('noh-fember', November)
Dezämber ('dets-ember', December)

The Week in Swiss German

Mäntig ('meh-ntic', Monday)
Zischtig ('tsee-shtic', Tuesday)
Mittwuch ('mit-wooch', Wednesday)
Donnschtig ('don-shtic', Thursday)
Friitig ('free-tic', Friday)
Samschtig ('some-shtic', Saturday)
Sunntig ('soon-tic', Sunday)

The Day in Swiss German

Morge ('more-geh', morning)
Mittag ('mitah-g', noon)
Namitag ('nah-mee-tah-g', afternoon)
Abig ('ah-big', evening)
Nacht ('nah-cht', night)

More Swiss German Calendar Words

Tag ('tah-g', day)
Wuche ('woo-che', week)
Monät ('moh-net', month)
Jahr ('yah-r', year)

Calendar - Andreas Hermsdorf  / pixelio.de



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