"He likes him."

Translation:Han tycker om honom.

January 23, 2015

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I keep connecting honom to hon in stead of han all the time :(

Han - honom Hon - henne


I don't know if it helps but I remember it like that: In german 'Hahn' is a male chicken, the only difference is that in german it is a long A, in swedish it is short. 'Huhn' and 'Henne' are female chicken. If you pronounce it wrong it's nearly hon.


The norwegian struggle sigh


Hej, what's the difference between "gillar" and "tycker om"?


They mean the same.


Well, tycker- thinking, and om- about. So it's like saying, "He thinks about him." See the connection?


tycka = to think, but only as in to have an opinion: "I think Duo is our god", "I think you're great"

tänka = to think in general , as in "I am thinking about Duo"

They're the one and the same in English, but two different verbs in Swedish: thinking something, having an opinion (tycker) and thinking of something (tänker)

All of this to say that the logic in "tycka om" is actually because of the meaning "to have an opinion":

"He has an opinion on her" ~ "He likes her" = "Han tykker om henne"


Hannah tycker att Emil är snygg/ Hannah thinks that Emil is handsome


Can someone explain this one to me? It sounds strange but I put "Han tycker om hans".


That would mean He likes his. Honom is the object pronoun and hans the possessive.


Here comes a conflict...

I suppose "honom" here can refer to either the subject himself or another male. If it has to be the former meaning, can one say: "Han tycker om sig." ?


It is quite as you wrote: Han tycker om honom. means that he likes another male person while Han tycker om sig själv. means that he likes himself.


I also am confused about the use and translation on "om". Can someone help?


Probably late, but it's just the way it's said. It's always "tycker om", you can't just say "tycker" - although "om" doesn't mean anything there, so it shouldn't be translated directly.


I didn't learn the word 'gillar' and it still was on the test. I typed tycker om and it was wrong.

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