I can honestly say “I speak a little Swedish” now because I do.
I know about 200 words and phrases.
Just basic stuff, but it’s all very useful.
Per my usual habit, I’m learning Swedish to impress a man.
The Swede, to be exact.
The language is musical and lyrical with a completely different cadence than what I’m used to as a native English speaker.
I’ve discovered a hidden benefit to learning Swedish – apart from knowing three languages, which in and of itself is quite impressive.
Men find it sexy.
Yes indeed, I happened to mention to a friend that “Jag kan prata lite Svenska” (I can speak a little Swedish) and he almost died right there on the spot.
Oh, that’s so sexy he told me.
So I said the first phrase that popped into my mind, “Var ligger badrummet?” (Where is the bathroom?).
I’m nothing, if not sexy!