What language to use when doing business in Switzerland
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Most meetings with international business people are conducted in English. In Latin Switzerland, people will be glad to speak in Italian or French if you speak either well. In the Swiss German-speaking part you should avoid speaking High German unless your host offers to, especially if you are from Germany. Saying hello in the local language is always polite, but please do not expect the locals to cheer just because you learned to say hello.

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