Tuesdays with Tom

My text book, Svenska Utifran
My text book, Svenska Utifran

Swedish class was a bit of a challenge tonight.

Even though my level of understanding remains reasonably high, and I’m pretty happy with my pronunciation, we’ve begun to enter the murky world of complex grammar.

And even though I work in an industry where language is important, and where my understanding of the complex world of English language grammar is of a high level, it’s instinctive, not learned.

I’m having to learn all manner of things I never learned in school. I was part of the generation in which we learned about verbs and nouns and not much else.

So late this afternoon, as I was walking down York Street, I called in to Abbeys Book Store, which has an extensive foreign language collection and bought a book called “Swedish: Essentials of Grammar” by Ake Viberg, Kerstin Ballardini and Sune Stjarnlof. Hopefully this will help…

Amongst the many things I did today was meet Tom from Tom’s Place. Yes, he does exist beyond the world of blogging.

As he’s studying at a location nearby my work, we caught up for a coffee for half an hour or so at about the only decent place for coffee in Ultimo.

We had a really great chat, and he seems like a very charming lovely bloke.

Overall, it’s been a really good day.


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