Svenska is not so Lätt

Swedish is not an easy language.

Currently, I am taking a short break from my at-home Swedish courses. It’s a bit frustrating because they speak so quickly and with different dialects. If I’m being honest, it’s not as hard as Japanese but damn, they have so many vowels.

e

i

y

ä

ö

å

a

u

Oh, and the damn letter combinations:

sj, skj, stj, sch, and ch sound like sh but with a harsh h

kj, tj both sound like sh but without such a harsh h

rg sounds like ry

rs sounds like sh

What the actual fuck?

The Swede says I’m doing well but overtime I attempt to speak svenska, people look at me like a fat kid trying to ride a bike. Either no one takes me seriously or they just want to practice their engleska with me.

Anyways, after I’m done with my studies, I’m going to spend some time writing a bit more. I want to finish my narrative about The Swede and do some other stories.

I swear to God, it’s like there are not enough hours in the day here. I’m still not adjusted to the time and I am having problems falling asleep. Maybe there is too much on my mind, who knows?

Alright, I have to get back to my Swedish lessons.

Ta ta!

x,

Megan


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