"Mannen tycker om kostymen."

Translation:The man likes the suit.

December 4, 2014



One way to remember it is that suits can be expensive - costy men ;)

I know that only works for THE suit, but it helps :)

December 9, 2014


I remember it by thinking that suits can be custom made - or kostym made, if you get my drift :)

December 25, 2014


Why does the 'y' in the verb 'tycker om' sound like the u in 'djuret', and the 'y' in kostymen sound like the i in 'Vi'? It's confusing me how to pronounce the y in any Swedish word that is in front of me. Are there rules for this specific letter?

October 6, 2016


You can study Swedish phonology with IPA and also ortagraphic details with IPA. Just wrtie "Swedish alphabet in IPA" in google; wikipedia has good explanations.

September 7, 2018


Should the "costume" be accepted too?

December 4, 2014


No, that's a false friend.

Kostym means suit.

Costume translates to dräkt, such as you'd wear to a costume party or for a special occasion.

December 4, 2014


The way I remember it is, in England a swimming suit is called a bathing costume... So, suit=costume=kostym

December 4, 2014


We tend to say swimming costume rather than bathing costume, but yes, we do use the word costume :)

December 9, 2014


I tend to hear bathing suit just as often as both of those

April 21, 2016


Is the word "kostym" used for both gender?

January 12, 2015


I think kostym is the one you'll find at the Menswear Department, whereas when it's a skirt and a jacket, it will be called en dräkt. I've heard the word byxdräkt for women's pant suits. I'm not sure if you can find something called en kostym on the Womenswear side, but I guess you could.

January 13, 2015


Depends on what you mean. Naturally anyone could wear a suit.

January 12, 2015


How do you determin what word to use for like gillar or tycker om

February 13, 2015


I believe both are interchangeable. Gillar is a little more informal though.

February 17, 2015


Aw why not costume?

April 28, 2016


See Zmrzlina:s first comment on this page.

June 1, 2016


I sometimes have trouble telling plurals and definitives apart.. Can somebody help me?

October 9, 2016
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