Etiquette in Switzerland: tips and pitfalls - The Local
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For some the mountainous country is a beautiful, pristine paradise. Switzerland is most famous for its mountains, cheese, chocolate, cows, and watches.
Of course these things are part of everyday life: But the Swiss and their country are far more complex. The biggest challenge is pinning down who exactly typifies the average Swiss: Some 64 per cent of Swiss speak German.
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They actually use Swiss German dialects when chatting and High German for writing. About 20 per cent speak French, seven per cent speak Italian, and less than one per cent speak Romansh.
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Only by living here does one learn the customs and etiquette that make the country so much more than its stereotypical image. The Swiss, for example, pursue a policy of neutrality but also have a large army to defend the country. And while the Swiss love their rules and order, you still find places where chaos reigns. Greetings This is an area you should try to get right or things could get uncomfortable.
Etiquette in Switzerland: tips and pitfalls
The Swiss, while not the most outgoing individuals on the planet, still like their formal greetings. If you meet a friend, then you kiss them three times: The latter exchange is for women greeting women and men greeting women. The boys stick with a handshake or maybe a man hug. Bitte please and merci or danke thank you are also appreciated here.
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Personal space This may be the hardest thing for North Americans and Brits to accept: Do not expect that the Swiss will honour or even acknowledge a line up. The Swiss tend to take a more arms-length approach when it comes to their personal lives.
It will probably require a lot of work and time before you are upgraded from an acquaintance to a friend. The Swiss are usually very happy to assist someone, but often wait until they are asked before springing into action.
Rules for everyday life The Swiss live up to their reputation when it comes to the area of punctuality.
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Here being late is not a way of life: Going to a business meeting? Show up early so you look organized, competent and respectful.
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