Language book based on children’s songs: Züritüütsch isch aifach schön – Zurich German is simply beautiful
Developed and produced in conjunction with Schtärneföifi, Switzerland’s most popular music group for children, this book makes learning Swiss German child’s play!
Since children’s songs are generally not very complex from a grammatical standpoint they make it easy to learn some basic words and phrases. The repetition of phrases in the songs also helps to make learning the language an almost automatic process.
For each song on the accompanying CD (purchased separately) the book provides:
• A transcription of the Swiss German lyrics
• Translations into Hochdeutsch (High German)
• Translation into English
• Notes that highlight interesting cultural references and explain unusual words and phrases that are used in everyday speech but that do not appear in any dictionary
In addition, the book sets out the major differences between Swiss German and High German and provides vocabulary lists allowing you to review frequently used Swiss German words.
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