Adrienne asked a question about partikelverb, and because I’m such a good sport, I decided to blog about it today. Now say, I know it’s an impossible task to make partikelverb interesting, but hey, we can give it a shot, right?
So, what’s a partikelverb anyway? As the name suggests, it’s a verb and a particle put together. Those nasty little things are known as phrasal verbs in English.
The problem in Swedish is that you can have a genuine verb with a particle, and then you can have a verb followed by a preposition. And wouldn’t you know it? There’s a difference! Now, isn’t that special?