"I do not like the tea."

Translation:Jag tycker inte om teet.

December 7, 2014



I'm wondering why "jag tycker om inte teet" is wrong.

December 7, 2014


Inte goes after the verb.

December 7, 2014


but why?

January 25, 2018


Hej! I found out that there is a rule about the order of the words and it helps me understand. For main clauses (like "I do not like the tea"), the rule is: 1) Fundament; 2) Verb; 3) Subjekt; 4) Satsadverb; 5) Verb (when there is a second verb); 6) Verb-partikel; 7) Komplement; 8) Adverb I think it is useful to have in mind these 8 parts and the order. An observation: the "Fundament" can be of many types (such as the subject) but it is characterized by being the first thing in the sentence. In this case, "Jag" is the subject and is also the "Fundament". Remember that "inte" is an adverb that is describing the verb and is very intimately related to the verb. So it goes in the "Satsadverb" position. "Om" (from "tycker om") is a "Verb-partikel". Thus, it goes after the "Satsadverb". Finally, "teet" (the tea) is the "Komplement". Thus: Jag [fundament] tycker [verb] inte [satsadverb] om [partikel] teet [komplement]. Regards!

February 2, 2015


do you have a link to this?

September 26, 2015


I wrote a long post about word order here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8970470

September 30, 2015


I believe "inte" reverses the meaning of the verb/word before it.

January 24, 2018


What are the rules to "om"? How does it translate into english (if it does) and why is it used sometimes and not others?

January 24, 2018


Why wouldn't Jag gillar inte teet be accepted ?

Also, why is there "om" before some words with a "the" in front of it, and sometimes not?


March 11, 2015


Om is part of the to like verb, as a verb particle. It's like how some English verbs require a for after, like strive

March 11, 2015


Jag gillar inte teet is an accepted answer.

March 11, 2015


Am i the only one that keeps getting "Jag tycker ej om teet." come up as correct answer? Someone please explain.

October 26, 2017


i'm getting the same thing too, actually, i have no idea why.

November 27, 2017


'Ej' is the more formal way of saying 'inte'. You're unlikely to encounter it in speech, but it is often used for example on road signs, because it's a shorter word.

January 20, 2018


It's a little amusing typing this while having a mug of tea on my desk.

January 30, 2018


As an English person, it upset me to write this. So many memories of bad cups of tea...(but of course i was too polite to mention it :p )

June 3, 2016


"Jag tycka inte om teet" was not accepted. Is it wrong to use "tycka" here?

December 10, 2018


I was doing this course earlier and it told me tea was "te" is "te" and "teet" both acceptable?

May 17, 2015


Oh, nevermind I'm forgetting it's in the definite form, "the tea"! Sorry, I get it now!

May 17, 2015


So it means I think not on the tea directly translated? I guess that makes sense. And sometimes instead of alskar its tycker om for describing liking?

September 10, 2015


älskar means "love", tycker om is "like" :)

June 3, 2016


i got so confused on this

February 13, 2018


I don't get the om

May 18, 2018


tycker om = like (but "inte" has to come after the verb itself)

June 2, 2018


is it correct also "Jag gillar inte teet" ?

December 6, 2018
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