In our language corner, every issue we bring to you phrases that you can use in your everyday life in Switzerland. There are four official languages in Switzerland – German, French, Italian and Romansch.

This issue, we bring you ‘Back to school phrases’ in three languages spoken in Switzerland.

What do you want for Zvieri today?

German – Was willst du heute zum Zvieri?

French – Que veux-tu pour zvieri aujourd’hui ?

Italian – Cosa vuoi per zvieri oggi

Do you have sports lessons today?

German – Hast du heute Sportunterricht? / Hast du heute Turnen?

French – Avez-vous des leçons de sport aujourd’hui?

Italian – Oggi hai lezioni di sport?

May I go to the toilet?

German – Darf ich auf die Toilette gehen?

French – Est-ce je peux aller aux toilettes?

Italian – Posso andare al bagno?

Do you have homework?

German – Hast du Hausaufgaben?

French – As-tu des devoirs?

Italian – Hai dei compiti?

May I borrow your eraser?

German – Kann ich mir deinen Radiergummi ausleihen?

French – Puis-je emprunter votre gomme?

Italian – Posso prestare la tua gomma?