“Du är en stor påse,” said my friend Maria in her best Swedish. To which the poor old woman who was waiting on her at the pharmacy calmly replied in English, “I think I know what you are trying to say.”
What Maria wanted to say to the clerk was: “Har du en stor påse ?” or do you have a big bag. What she actually said to the clerk was: You are a big bag.
Learning a new language is tough. There are so many subtleties to master. Maria is at that stage of Swedish where she knows just enough to be dangerous. But it’s good to laugh at yourself. Thanks for sharing this Maria.