Question: What language does Switzerland speak?

What language is mostly spoken in Switzerland?

German The German language German. The German language is spoken in the eastern and central parts of Switzerland. The majority (about 60%) of the population speak Swiss-German, otherwise known as Schwiizertütsch which is a combination of various dialects that were once spoken in Austria and Germany.

Does Switzerland speak English?

English is the most common non-national language and is regularly spoken by 45% of the population in Switzerland. English is more widespread in the German-speaking part of the country than in Italian- and French-speaking regions (46% vs 37% and 43% respectively).

Can you live in Switzerland only speaking English?

English is quite widely spoken across Switzerland as a whole, with around two thirds of the total population estimated to be able to speak some English. Tourists should be able to get by fine with just English. Switzerland actually has four official languages – German, French, Italian and Romansh.

How do you say hello in Switzerland?

Grüezi is the Swiss-German word for hello, used mostly in more formal settings. This greeting is widely and universally used in Switzerland; however, it is used more frequently in Central and Eastern Switzerland. The word is derived from the expression Gott grüez i meaning may God greet you.

Is Swiss hard to learn?

Is Swiss German Hard To Learn? Unless you live in a canton of Switzerland, learning one of its regional dialects would be challenging. Still, you can learn to understand and speak Swiss German. With practice, you can even delight and surprise native Swiss speakers with your knowledge of their “language.”

What religion is Switzerland?

Switzerland is a Christian country. Around two-thirds of the population are either Roman Catholic or Protestant (Reformed-Evangelical).

Is Swiss German easier?

Oftentimes Swiss German is referred to as a completely different language, since the dialect is so different from Hochdeutsch (standard German taught in schools). Its not too daunting a task to learn a dialect, though, and the better your knowledge of German is, the easier it is to learn.

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