https://www.duolingo.com/Johan_Fayez

Gillar vs tycker om?

Guys a lot of phrases use gillar and also tycker om and both mean ''to like'', are they interchangeable or have specific rules for each one? Tack :)

September 11, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

From my understanding they're basically the same although "gillar" is commonly used in less formal contexts (social media, for instance). A quick google search led me to this discussion where someone asks this question in the comments: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5892480

"Tycker om" actually literally means "to think about" but in most contexts it's understood as "to like".

September 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pinnariskogen

Sorry, but the last part is not accurate. "Tycker om" is a particle verb and it is not the same thing as "tycker om" as in to have an opinion about something (yes, they look the same but aren't at all).

Tycker - to think (as in having an opinion)

Tycker om - to like

Gillar - to like

"Vilken matta tycker du om?" - Which carpet do you like?

"Vad tycker du om Norge?" - What do you think of Norway?

September 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

Would I be right in thinking you could presumably also say 'vad tycker du om om Norge?', 'what do you like about Norway?'

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pinnariskogen

Interesting question! It does not really sound idiomatic, though.

If you have an object adverbial after "tycker om" the preposition "med" is used. What do you like about Norway would be vad tycker du om med Norge?

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

Ah! I had a feeling I'd got the preposition wrong; thank you for clarifying!

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pinnariskogen

By the way, you would use "med" after "gillar" as well. Vad gillar du med Norge?

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Johan_Fayez

Tack :) a lingot for ya :)

September 11, 2017
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