Do you think it is the word ”lagom” that is so Swedish?
Well, that could be ”lite svårare”.
– Tjena Jerry! Läget?
– Hej Peter! Jo, jag har det lite jobbigt just nu.
What does he mean with that ”lite”? Is that just a small annoying thing or an apocalypse that has something to do with alien invasion, nuclear bomb explosion in the kitchen and unexpected winter coming at the same time?
Well, it could be both=) Rule of thumb is that if you say rather short vowel i ”lite” so it is most likely just a small thing. If it turns out to be long vowel ”liiiite”, be ready to meet nasty little greenman in your backyard.