Top positive review
26 people found this helpful
The bitter medicine for strong verbs
on 12 November 2003
This is without a doubt the one Swedish book that you need. There are plenty of good grammar books, a couple excellent dictionaries, but only one verb reference--thankfully it's outstanding.
It does an excellent job of explaining the changing nature of Swedish verbs and provides biblical/antiquainted forms in detail. Strong verb vowel patterns are included in a consice chart and most of them have an example fully conjugated as one of the 201 (which leads to some of them being rather odd choices [niga - to curtsy] for the book). Finally, the colloquial exceptions to the rule are not disregarded, in true Swedish egalitarianism.
I highly recommend this: I just bought five for the people in my Swedish class.