No pictures from today, but yesterday. I forgot the camera today and of course we met some dears thet weren´t afraid of us. Could have been fantastic photos of them. It took one day to melt down most of the snow.
One could say that we are fed on english from the day we´re born. We hear it in pop/rock songs and from our televisons every day. Instead of letting someone say what Oprah says but in swedish we have subtitles, so in Sweden we actully knows how Oprah sounds like :-) The only time dubbing is used here is in childrens programs. But even a six year old can sing most of the words (perhaps not correct, but close) in english when they hear the latest hit popsong. Doesn´t mean that they understand it, but they knows the words.
We learn english already in second grade at school also. I read a story in a magazine there an english woman that often were in Sweden said that it´s so easy to come to Sweden, because everyone speaks english, she said that we are bilinguale here and I think that it´s true. The only problem is that we are quite shy and don´t want to sound stupid if we should use the wrong word and we don´t like our swedish accent :-) But I would say that ninety-nine percent speaks good enough english to answer most questions one might have.
This is a good road now. The rest of them is mostly mud now. It´s impossible for me to have a clean home now. Even after showering sand is falling out of the dogs fur.
There is one problem with this though. By being very good in english, we´re getting real bad in swedish instead. We are more and more writing our sentences in an english way and that can sometimes be very funny. For instance I think the name on my blog would end with “the Crane lake” Instead of “the Cranelake” as I written, becuse You separate words in a way we don´t. I´ll try to give an example. In a store I use to go to they had a sign that should say : “If You have any questions ask our cashiers!” In swedish this is written : “Har du några frågor, fråga våran kassapersonal!” But they wrote: ”Har du några frågor, fråga våran kassa personal!” As You can see at tha last word they had separated kassa and personal. By doing that they really wrote: “If You have any questions ask our worthless staff!” Not really the same is it :-) :-)
So nowdays we have webbsights where they only show messages that is wrong in that way and it´s so funny one laughes till one is crying :-) So if You come here You won´t get any problems with english, well that is if You can make us start talking :-) But if we start we usually don´t stop :-)
Have a nice day now!
Have a nice day now!