It's a shame there's no real equivalent in English. "Translation can get quite jobly!"
If used to describe someone, will it mean that they are tough? (As in can withstand issues and life problems?)
No, no, that would be tuff or hård. If a person is jobbig, they are a nuisance to others. It's tiresome to be around them. They are a bother, a pest, a pain in the wherever…
No wonder the conversation I had at the party was awkward after I said "Jobbig" to him..
Is it kind of like "draining"? As in, whatever is "jobbigt" leaves you lacking in energy? "En jobbig manniska" would drain you of your energy? Same with a "jobbig" task?
Yes, that's close enough in meaning. I don't think we have that as an accepted answer anywhere yet but I'll try to add it in some places.
You can hear people say dränerande in Swedish when they want to say exactly this, it's an anglicism but it is used. Old Swedish words with a similar meaning would probably be utmattande, slitsamt, nedbrytande etc. Or you say it in roundabout ways like det suger musten ur en.
Wich language is older - Swedish or English? Why in Swedish there is so much english and germain words?
I don't really think it makes sense to call one living language older than the other, as they all evolve daily. Both are Germanic languages and both got a bit Frenchified/Latinized for historical reasons. I think North Germanic started becoming unintelligable to West Germanic 1800 years ago, after three centuries of Germanic tribes spreading outward from what you would call Southern Sweden.
Jag fattar inte när man använder: jobbiT istället för jobbig !!! När skriver/uttalar man T ??
- jobbig is the adjective for singular en-words, like en jobbig dag
- jobbigt is the adjective for singular ett-words, like ett jobbigt år
- jobbigt is also the adverb form, like han gjorde det på ett jobbigt sätt
- jobbiga is the adjective for plurals, like två jobbiga dagar
In this case, since you have det, you need the ett-word form.
Also in response to your question on pronunciation, the g is usually silent in jobbigt, but the t is always pronounced.