SWEDISH IS A PAIN IN THE…ehm, you know!!!!!!!!!!!! I really need to unleash my disappointment about the fact that I really can’t put this language into my head (who knows me might actually see the gravity of such an assertion). I must admit, it has already been a while now that I am trying to.. and I have to say that lately I am not trying that hard as before, since I see no improvement. Not even the slightest. I know that is not at all the right solution to the problem, but let me say that learning Vietnamese looks easier, period. Its pronunciation is kind of a very difficult thing (after the transliteration madeby the French protectorate in the second half of the Nineteenth century), for a few words written exactly the same way but with different accents on those exact same letters mean completely different things. Yet, at least, those accents are visible..right above that hell of a letter! These thoughts don’t really apply to this other case though, unfortunately. Anyhow, these two languages seem very similar to each other, paradoxically speaking. Even just for the fact that a single word has multiple different accents. For us Italians that’s absurd! Moreover, other very demanding things are trying to get through the logical sense of its grammar, at first, and to understand how words are spelled while you are listening to someone pronouncing them. As far as I am concerned, it is by far the language which has the least correspondence between the pronunciation and the spelling of words (I am clearly speaking of languages where no symbols are used). Long story short, lately I am pretty bored of being stuck on the exactly same pages (and even at the exact same low level), without getting any better. Maybe the thing that I would have never ever even thought about starting to learn such an unattractive language (the way how it sounds really scares me a little!) helps this happening.. or maybe I am so disappointed in me because during the last years when I have been learning all the other languages I know, it was a pretty easy and fast thing for me to do.. I don’t know, I feel kind of overwhelmed by that.. should I really have to try the best I could? BAH!