Sunday, April 29, 2007

Apple Cake Anyone?

Here's a funny photo from Zurich. I like it because people say that the Swiss German dialect is never written, just spoken. However, often - especially at street fairs and festivals - Swiss German is written, but usually you can figure out what they mean. Here's a good example, it's clearly a stand selling something to do with apples, in this case apple cakes: Öpfelchüechli (High German Apfelküchen).

By the way, the 'li' at the end of
Öpfelchüechli is a diminutive ... it means small as in small cakes. German speaking people also use the letters 'chen' at the end of a word to mean small.

1 comment:

bianzone said...

this is funny, i like