Hoi Your Swiss German Survival Guide by Sergio J. Lievano, Nicole Egger

Hoi Your Swiss German Survival Guide

Written by Sergio J. Lievano, Nicole Egger
Illustrated by


Hoi Your Swiss German Survival Guide by Sergio J. Lievano, Nicole Egger

With 'Hoi', you'll learn to express your feelings and opinions, shop and meet people - all in Swiss German. You'll find the formulations you need to enjoy Swiss social life or engage in sports and outdoor activities. And you'll discover lots of handy phrases for small talk, eating out, making telephone calls, getting and giving help in an emergency, and other day-to-day language needs. 'Hoi' includes over 2000 words and phrases. They're derived primarily from the dialect spoken in the Zurich region, which is understood throughout the Swiss German speaking part of the country. 'Hoi' is chock-full of encouragement for you to get a grip on the expressions you'll need if you're to enjoy your time in Switzerland and feel at home here. 'Hoi' includes an English to Swiss German and a Swiss German to English dictionary.

About the Author

Sergio J. Lievano is an Anglo-Colombian artist and qualified economist. He decided to study Comics and Illustrations and to become an illustrator after having worked for more than 12 years as a Business Advisor and Project Manager. Nicole Egger is a linguist who has been teaching German and Swiss German since receiving her degree. She spent a year in Beijing learning Chinese which enables her to sympathise with newcomers to Switzerland who are confronted with a difficult, funny-sounding language.

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168 pages


Sergio J. Lievano, Nicole Egger
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Bergli Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2005



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