What does om mean?

I see om in a lot of phrases. One was Jag alaskar om mannen. or something like that, but it translated to i love/like the man. i thought mannen already has a the before it. sorry if im wrong, but i am very new and trying to learn

November 11, 2016


"Om" can be used in different ways. This should answer your question :)

November 11, 2016


November 12, 2016

Thanks :D

November 12, 2016

There's also 'om tycker' which the Swedish teacher didn't seem to cover and that means to like, correct? Ca you say: jag tycker om dej? As in "I like you?" or jag tycker om öl? Thanks.

November 12, 2016

You add "om" to "tykcer" to get "tycker om" meaning 'to like'. Tycker on it's own means 'to think'. You can also use "gillar" but it's more casual.

So yeah you can say them.

1 - Jag tycker om dig / Jag gillar dig = I like you.

2 - Jag tycker om öl / Jag gillar öl= I like beer.

November 12, 2016

Yes, Jag tycker om dig = I like you. Jag tycker om .... nånting = I like ....whatever. As far as I understand it, it means the same as 'gillar'.

November 12, 2016

Thanks, but the link no longer works. The good news is they archived it here:

The Swedish Teacher 2013 Archive

On that page there's a link to download a ZIP file with that and other lessons in a bunch of HTML files.

But just to excerpt it a little:

As we soon will see, “om” can be used as a conjunction, a preposition or a particle in a particle verb (“partikelverb” in Swedish).

(edited for brevity)

Last but not least ”om” is part of the particle verb ”tycker om” as in “gillar” or in English, “like”.

Jag tycker om dig.

(I like you.)

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January 5, 2019

Hi, could you edit your post and change the topic from "Duolingo" to the appropriate language please? Thank you!

November 11, 2016

It means "About"

November 11, 2016

i am very sorry. i didnt know you were supposed to select the language.

November 12, 2016

What language is this?

November 11, 2016


November 11, 2016

svenska aka swedish ja

November 13, 2016

It can be used in different ways. If it is not a part of an expression (like: tycker om=like) is usually means "if" or "about".

November 16, 2016
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