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How to Say 'Easter Egg' in Swiss German

Easter is just around the corner. Whether you plan to go to church on Easter Sunday or plan to just hide a few Easter Eggs, it is high time to freshen up on your Swiss German Easter skills.  You can consult my (non conclusive) list of Swiss German Easter terms and expressions for a start.

Swiss German Words for the Easter season

Bibeli (chick)
Chrüzigung (crucifiction)
Ei (egg)
Eili (small egg)
Eier färbe (to color eggs, e.g. by cooking them in dye or drawing on them)
Eiertätsch (egg bump, i.e. an Easter game involving eggs)
Eier sueche (to look for the eggs)
Oschtere (Easter)
Oschtereili (Easter egg)
Oschterhaas (Easter bunny)
Oschterhäsli (little Easter bunny)
Oschtermäntig (Easter Monday, a national holiday)
Oschternäschtli (Easter nest, i.e. the little basket you put the eggs and bunnies in)
Oschtersunngi (Easter Sunday)
Karfriitig (Good Friday)
Marzipaneili (marzipan eggs)
Schoggihaas (chocolate bunny)
Uferstehig (ressurection)
Zuckereili (sugar eggs, i.e. candy in egg shape)



Easter Eggs - Peter Bast  / pixelio.de


More Swiss German words and expressions for all seasons can be found in the Swiss German Dictionary




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