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"De tycker om det."

Translation:They like it.

November 18, 2014



Swedish people pronounce "De" as "dom" usually.


When I read these discussions, I look for comments about things like "How Swedish people [usually] pronounce [a word]".

As such, your comment is very helpful to me. Thank you for taking the time to share for the rest of us.


Det är sant, och jag har ingen problem med det här. Men jag fick en virkke med "de" sagt som "dom" i en "listen and write" och fick det fel för att någon sag "de" som "dom"


I really don't understand what you're trying to say here. The audio sounds pretty good to me.


I am not referring to this exercise, but a different one where you need to write what you hear and in that on they say "de", but writing "de" gets marked as false and the correct answer is "dom"


We always accept both de and dom, but we use de as the default. But it should really be the other way around - since there is a bug with "type what you hear" exercises, which causes only de but not dom to be accepted.

Do you happen to remember what the sentence was, so I can check it?


Is "de" (they) pronunced the same was a "dem" (them)? For me it sounds like that.


Yes, in most standard dialects.


The faster voice was obnoxiously quick on this one.


And a bit strange melody. For the phrasal verb "tycka om" meaning "to like" the stress should be on "om". I agree that it's a bit fast though, although good practice I guess.


you've helped me a lot oh great form ninja here's a lingot :')


Sounds like "Don't take it wrong, dear."


Like with a scottish accent, yeah.


How do you tell between Det and Dem?


Det is plural and Dem is singular... I think... I'm basing this off the sentence structure. One was De tycker om det and the other was something like Hon älskar den. Sorry for a late reply.


This isn't quite right. Let's explain it this way instead:
den and det both mean 'it', depending on gender. If you talk about 'the book', boken, you say den, but if you talk about 'the house' huset, you say det.

dem is the object form of the pronoun de which means 'they', so dem means 'them'

De tycker om det = They like it
De tycker om dem = They like them

You can hear the difference clearly in the spoken language because dem is pronounced as if it were written dom.
det is normally pronounced as if it were written de


Can't this sentence also be "De tycker om den"?


Yes, and that's an accepted answer.


Could you explain the difference between det and den if they are both acceptable?


It's just that they're talking about some object (concrete or abstract) that was previously mentioned, and since we don't know that context, we don't know what gender that object is, so both are accepted. The speaker knew what gender the object was though, so for them there was no choice.


I believe det is for ett words and den is for en words. e.g: jag ater ett apple, jag ater det. en mus ater, den ater


The "det" sounded like "dayer"--with an "r" ending, to me. Is this correct?


It sounds like day.


How does Duolingo tell right from wrong when you have to say the sentence/word?


Jag alskar det i love it i cant feel my face when iam with you


Can someone please explain to me what the difference between "de" and "dem" is?


"De" is third person plural subject, "dem" is third person plural object.


Why is this "it" det rather than "den"? I just completed several questions where objective form was "den". I am missing the pattern.


It's impossible to tell without context, so we accept both, and alternate between which to use as the default. :)


What's the difference in pronunciation between det and dig?


I think when pronuncing "dig", there is a "j-sound" at the end like in "Hej", which is missing in the pronouncation of "det".


Thanks. I can't hear it. Maybe it will come eventually. I've missed two sentences in this lesson. I wrote det when they wanted dig, and I wrote dig when they wanted det. They both sound like "day" to me.


I got problems to hear the difference between "det" and "dig"


I was typing "De tycker om dig." and instead of just saying "that's incorrect" i get the message "you've typed in english, not swedish" which is clearly not the case. This has happened on other lessons and it is really frustrating because it kind of makes me feel like I'm going crazy.


Nov 28, 2020:

"Astrid's" audio (new voice) is all shmooshed together an very unclear as to what is being said

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