May 6, 2011
I speak Swedish reasonably well, and while I've studied Russian and (briefly) Arabic, I cannot speak them.
I was advanced, but certainly not fluent, when I lived in Göteborg as a grad student. I'm afraid it might have gotten a bit rusty since then. My reading skills are much better than my speaking abilities, however.
It would be great to see some films, or visit cultural events. Most of all, though, I'd like to talk with people in small conversation groups or even individually over coffee.
I lived in Sweden for ten years and came to think of it as home, so I fall in between the cracks of this distinction. (smile)
Hej! Jag bodde i Göteborg för flera år men är nu bosatt hemma här i USA. Förr var jag nästan så flyttande i svenskan som en utlänning kunde vara, men har det blivit i senare år lite trögare på tungan. Kanske en fik med vänner kunde hjälpa det?