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A Swiss German Winter Dictionary

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It's winter. I know, everyone is waiting for spring with a bit more sunshine (hopefully), green leaves on trees and colorful flowers. Nevertheless, this winter dictionary might come in useful during your winter holiday in the Swiss mountains:

chalt (cold)
Chälti (coldness)
Chuehnagel (frostbite on finger or toes)
gfroore (frozen)
gfrüüre (to freeze)
Glattiis (black ice)
grau (grey)
Iglu (igloo)
iigschneit (to be snowed in, stuck in a place because of snow fall)
Iis (Ice)
Iisräge (ice rain)
iischalt (ice cold)
iischneebele (to cover someone with snow)
Iiszapfe (icicle)
Näbel (fog)
näblig (foggy)
Schnee (snow)
Schneeflöckli (small snowflake)
schneie (to snow)
Schneeball (snow ball)
Schneeball-Schlacht (snow ball fight)
schneebele (to play in the snow)
Schneeflocke (snowflake)
Schneemaa (snowman)
Schneefrau (snow woman)
Schneesturm (snow storm)
Seegfrörni (freezing of a lake)
Winter (winter)

And once you master all the words for cold, snow and ice, you should have a look at these words for warm clothing. After all, you never know when you might have to borrow a warm coat.

Chappe (touque, hat)
Händsche (gloves, mittens)
langi Unterhose (long johns)
Schaal (scarf)
Winterjagge (winter coat)
Wullepulli (woolen sweater)


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  1. haha, love this! your blog is great and i need to get back to switzerland ASAP! Xo

    the well-traveled wife ♥

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