I remember friends of mine who lived abroad trying to explain something to me and not finding the right words in Swiss German anymore. Back then I sort of found it rather annoying. “Stop showing off, we all know you live in an English speaking country now” was what I thought back then.
Today, it is different! And you know what? I found that not only am I struggling to find the right words in Swiss German, but some of the Swiss German words suddenly find their way into an English sentence in the middle of a conversation. Which would sound like:
“Oh, I totally agree… Weisch no (Remember) when we went to the beach?”
And oh my, does that feel weird. It is as if my brain is kind of having its own little revolution… Trying hard to hang on to the first language but not wanting to give up on the one used the most at the moment…
Did something like that ever happen to you?