Jul 13, 2011 - 4:42 AM
We don't, passes are for foreigners! We have halbtax, demi-tarrif, GA's, AG's and abo's for ourselves.
You can't win this game! we've got 4 main languages one of which wasn't written down at all until the late 1960's and there's still two versions of that one. Then we have numerous local dialects and some left overs from the Arpitan language which is a Francoprovençal or Gallo-Rhaetian language.
I would really stick to hello, thank-you etc if you just want a few words. In German areas I'd use Gruetzi for hello, danke of course and the ever useful "tschüss" as a closing/thanks/cheers sort of word.