I'd say penúltimo is more 'one to last'. (Example: I was the one to last / Era la penúltima)
'Pre-previous' is like 'antepasado'. (I did this 'pre-previous' week / Lo hice la semana antepasada)
Does this make sense to you?
I'm not sure about the nuances in Spanish, but in Portuguese (which is very close to Spanish), we use "penúltimo(a)" in the sense "the second to last".
e.g."Ele foi o penúltimo a cruzar a linha de chegada" (He was the second to last in crossing the Finish line).
For "the week before last" I would say "semana retrasada". "Semana atrasada" in Spanish.
Does Swedish use this repeating format a lot to indicate the same thing, but father away in time? you have mormor for your maternal grandmother, and now forforre for the >>>> before last. Are there more?
The ones I can think of right now are:
nästa = 'next' and nästnästa 'the one after the next one'
i morgon 'tomorrow', i övermorgon 'the day after tomorrow'
i går 'yesterday', i förrgår 'the day before yesterday'
The week before last is how it's said in English. I've never heard anyone say the week before the last.
This basically just means 'two weeks ago', right? I'm guessing it's not literal enough to be accepted as an answer?
It's because that would be för två veckor sedan in Swedish. There's a difference in meaning that surfaces in some contexts.
I miss a lot of these "type what you hear." As in, roughly 50%.
I heard "Forfelra veckan".
I too have a terrible time hearing the difference in a number of sounds, n and m, e and a for starters. Don't get me started on the Swedish vowels that sound different in different words. Does "she" really sound the way Swedes speak? If so I won't understand much of anything there...
Can anyone explain why the first 'ö' sounds very different from the second? they are both followed by an 'r'.
The "exercise" pronunciation is quite different to the "discussion" pronunciation; the latter having the same sound for both "ö"s. Frustrating sometimes isn't it! If you listen to the better reproduction in Forvo you get "what I assume is" the correct sound - https://forvo.com/word/f%C3%B6rrf%C3%B6rra/#sv