En av fördelarna med att bo i en demokrati är att man får säga vad man tycker och tänker.

“One of the advantages of living in a democracy is that one is permitted to say whatever he thinks.”. Could you please elaborate on “tycker och tänker”.? Thinks and thinks? Is the repetition for emphasis? Tack

Swedish has two words for English think:

  1. Tycka: to have an opinion.
  2. Tänka: the mental process of thinking.

In this case I think it’s mostly for emphasis, and it’s close to a set expression. One should perhaps not say exactly everything one is thinking :thinking:.

As a Gyllene Tider fan of a decade or 3 - slightly embarrassing. I’ve been racking my brain (since posting this question) as to where I’ve heard this before and finally remembered : Gyllene Tider – När vi två blir en Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

In the 4th line! Only been listening to this track since about 1989 :heart:

Dementia setting in…