This may be useful if one is presented with bread and flavored dipping oil as an appetiser. Someone may ask if you like oil for dipping, and you could respond with this. :)
Norwegians might use this phrase often, but as to Swedes... I'm not pretty much sure they might like oil as much :)
Silly question, does this only include...edible oil? Oil for salads, olive oil, etc. Or can this also be used for other types of oil as well? Like engine oil or crude oil.
Can someone explain why "om" is required here? "Jag tycker olja" seems like it would suffice, no?
tycker om is a particle verb meaning 'like'. In particle verbs, the particle, in this case om, is always stressed. The verb and particle work as a unit, but things like negations often tend to go between them. So it would be Jag tycker inte om olja if it were 'I don't like oil'.
so it is like verbs in german that change their meaning because of the prefix - gehen ausgehen and english phrase verbs - give - give up? and in swedish this is not the only example, there are other alike verbs? and this particle is always right after the verb? ( i mean, not somewhere far away, in the end , for example)
How come if you say "the woman loves the man", you don't need to put "om" in the sentence?
Did anyone else get a glitch on this one? I wrote "I like oil" and it flagged it as incorrect. I checked for spelling typos and everything.
It could quite possibly be a bug - I know Duolingo has had some problems for a while with really simple sentences being marked incorrect without reason. Usually, it resolves itself quickly. Rest assured your answer was indeed correct. :)
Iam confused about like or likes? Where i have to use like and where i have to use likes ?
You use "likes" for he, she, and it. You use "like" for all others. Almost all English verbs work like this.
There was an earlier exercise where the sentence was "Olja är en dryck." In other words, "Oil is a beverage." So what kind of oil would that be?
There's no such sentence in the course. Do you by any chance speak German? We do have öl är en dryck, meaning "beer is a beverage".
Maybe that was it and I temporarily confused the two words. But now there's this sentence, "Jag tycker om olja." Why would anyone ever say "I like oil"? And there have been other sentences about drinking oil. Why would people drink oil?
I wouldn't necessarily drink it - and I think that sentence is just in the course for fun - but I think olive oil tastes very nice, as does e.g. avocado oil and sesame oil. I have no problem claiming to like those.