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 :)
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".
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?
Would I be right in thinking you could presumably also say 'vad tycker du om om Norge?', 'what do you like about Norway?'
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?
Ah! I had a feeling I'd got the preposition wrong; thank you for clarifying!
By the way, you would use "med" after "gillar" as well. Vad gillar du med Norge?