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why is necessarily to place om behind tycker for the English word to like.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Tycka om is a compound verb that means to like.

Tycka is an altogether different verb that means to have an opinion.

1 year ago

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This is correct. I will leave my comment as speculation regarding the origin of the expression though, seeing as I've been unable to find any information regarding it online.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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It's just like in other languages: to stand means something different than to stand up or to stand down or to stand in [for someone].

One has to learn all these meanings separately, using a dictionary if needed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zac_the_dragon
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Tycka om is directly translated to mean "think of" or "think about", so when you say you are thinking about something you are saying that you like it. (Tycka = think, om in this case = of/about)

1 year ago

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No, sorry - this is incorrect. Please refer to Annika's anwer.

1 year ago