"The man likes the woman."

Translation:Mannen tycker om kvinnan.

April 3, 2015



Why isnt the sentence just "Mannen tycker kvinnan"?

April 3, 2015


Tycka means ’to think, to deem’; tycka om means ’to like’.

April 3, 2015


What was "om" and why does it mean "to like" when together with tycka?

June 2, 2015


That’s just how it is. They go together and together they mean ’to like’. Why do ’take after’ mean ’resemble’, or ’count on’ means ’to trust’ in English, but without the particle mean something completely different. You can combine a verb with a particle to get a new meaning in both languages.

June 2, 2015


As a Brazilian English teacher who is studying Swedish, I could relate it to something like "think of" or - using the similar pronunciation of "om" - "think on" someone/something. It's probably wrong but helps me understand it.

June 25, 2018



November 12, 2018


Thank you for this explanation. It is helpful.

November 12, 2018


What is best..'gillar' or 'tycker om'

April 19, 2015


Gilla sounds very slightly less formal. I'm struggling to think of a situation where they wouldn't be interchangeable though.

May 17, 2015


This is the only question where the distinction between alskar (pretend there's umlauts over the first a) and gillar. I'm sick of taking this test over and over thanks to questions like this.

July 6, 2017


Even I, who am Swedish forgot to think about that it is not "love" = "älskar", but "gillar", "tycker om" = "like". Sometimes we just have to think twice before we hit the button.

January 28, 2018


When to use and when NOT to use 'om'?

March 12, 2018


Tycka om (emphasis on the "om"): like ("Tycker du om henne?" "Do you like her?") Tycka om (emphasis on the "tycka"): have an opinion about ("Vad tycker du om henne?" "What do you think about her?") Tycka: have an opinion ("Jag tycker att hon är snäll." "I think she's nice.")

Lundgren8 has already explained this, so if you don't already read through the entire comment section before you ask questions, please do so in the future.

June 14, 2018


Thank you so much! I understand this explanation perfectly!

November 1, 2018


Am i right in assuming that "tycker om" is like "to think on"

August 16, 2018


No, not at all. Swedish has many verbs that consist of multiple words, where each word loses its original meaning in isolation.

November 12, 2018
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