‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

‘Just so fun to say’: Are these the best Swiss German words to learn?

From Abfallsackgebühr to Znüni, Swiss German has a long list of charming and unique words. Readers of The Local Switzerland weighed in on some of their faves.

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