When I was in school about hundred years ago I thought it was scary to learn English, a foreign language. The thing that scared me was, what if I can’t learn it properly, what if I say the wrong words, spell them bad and so on. What if I don’t understand the language.
I was one of those quiet kids when I was born. Didn’t say a word the first year. But after that I started to talk in full sentences right away, I’ve been told. Makes perfect sense to me. I have always wanted to do things correct and well from the start. Of course I didn’t try my language word for word, of course I studied it in silence until I was sure I could make it sound like the grownups speaking with sever words in a row!
I couldn’t do that with the English language. So I learned in constant fearness of doing wrong all my school years. Luckily I have grown out of that fear now 🙂
Anyway, that was not what I was gonna tell you. This was:
You have a word in English that I always struggled with. It didn’t make sense to me.
The word was Eventually.
In Swedish we hve a word “eventuellt“. Not at all the same meaning as eventually, but they almost looked the same and sounded very similar in the beginning of the word.
I still stumble in this word when I wanna use it. I have to check out if I remember the meaning of the word right.
This is what google translate says about those two words