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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...

Snösmältning

NaturföreteelserPosted by Gunvor 2011-03-31 18:29:55

Snösmältning happens when 'the snow melts'. Snö is 'snow' and 'att smälta' is 'to melt'. It is a strong verb: smälta, smalt, smultit but can also be weak: smälta, smälte, smält, the latter preferably transitive.

The 'n' before -ing in e.g. smältning is a Standard Swedish affectation, unknown in other Scandinavian languages and many Swedish dialects.