Jag vet en liten svenska nu men jag är för rädd att tala det. Min uttal är alla fel! Jag tänker mina ord är fel också…
These past few weeks, I’ve taken to spending my free time scribbling down any Swedish that springs to mind – I wrote that up there a few minutes ago on a scrap piece of paper. And you know what frustrates me? It’s the fact that, if what I’ve written above is somehow incorrect (which is likely), I am completely unable to see it. Lacking the intuition to spot mistakes like I can in English feels rather alien and also lends itself to a quite a lot of embarrassment.
It’s almost like driving a new car – you know you can drive, yet when the engine stalls in traffic because you didn’t set the gas properly, you immediately feel like screaming “I can drive, I swear! It’s just the car!”
I’m not an idiot, I swear! It’s just my Swedish!
Feel free to correct any mistakes. I need to learn somehow! 🙂