Dialect-able Sälü: an informal greeting, from the French "Salut". Other words on the wall are more globalised. swissinfo.ch Schnipo: a portmanteau of "schnitzel" and "pommes frites". swissinfo.ch Ändu: diminutive for Andreas. swissinfo.ch Leidi Sach: üble Geschichte. An ugly business. swissinfo.ch Exgüse: Verzeihung. Excuse me. From the French "s'excuser". swissinfo.ch Rösti: a Swiss-German dish of roughly grated potatoes, shaped into patties which are then fried. swissinfo.ch Machöli: diminutive of macho. swissinfo.ch Luusmeitli: Lausmädchen. Naughty girl. swissinfo.ch Chäsbrätel: Käsegericht. A simple cheese dish. En Gueta: Mahlzeit. How people in Bern say bon appetit. swissinfo.ch Schiri: diminutive of Schiedsrichter. Ref(eree). swissinfo.ch Liefere statt lavere: work don't chat. swissinfo.ch Himelgüegeli: Marienkäfer. Ladybird. swissinfo.ch Beck: Bäcker. Baker. Chräbeli: Änisgebäck. Aniseed biscuit. swissinfo.ch Seckle: Laufen. Running. An advert for the Bern street run. swissinfo.ch A small dialect Swiss-German glossary for beginners. This content was published on May 16, 2011 - 20:37 May 16, 2011 - 20:37 Christoph Balsiger More from this author Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link (Pictures: Christoph Balsiger, swissinfo.ch) You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.