I finally finished listening to the audio book of Swedish phrases. The 400 actions and activities are presented in the style of "I wake up in the morning, I argue with the kids, I get a ticket for the bus, I am stuck in a traffic jam, I call the waiter, I drop my chopsticks." My favorite is in the "hanging out" section: "I clean up my hard drive."
I have to say, the fact that the only dining utensil mentioned is a chopstick is even more peculiar than the narrative phrases.
My sister has pointed out Google Translate to me: that's so cool.
I've picked up a few more language audio books, and have finally consumed the credit i had with Audible. I'm ensuring i've downloaded audiobooks i have had for years: Gormenghast and a history of Greece. The first i can doze to, something like a fever dream, and the narrator of the Greek history has sent me to sleep many times.
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/756666.html .