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Japanese Grammar: Expressing Likes and also Dislikes in Japanese – Review Notes

Today we learned just how to express likes and dislikes in Japanese using 好き (suki) and also 嫌い (kirai).

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In this review, we will go over what we learned in today’s grammar video (◕ω◕)♪

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好き嫌い (suki kirai) – Likes and Dislikes

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★ Let’s learn exactly how to expush likes and dislikes in Japanese!

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★ In English, words such as like or hate are verbs. However before, in Japanese, these words are な-adjectives.

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★ Because they are adjectives and not verbs, the object of the sentence is noted by が (ga) and also not を (o).

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★ The Japanese word for like is 好き (suki). Similar to in English, this word deserve to be used for things or people that you favor. For example:

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この歌が好きです。(kono uta ga suki desu)I prefer this song.

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あなたが好きです。(anata ga suki desu)I favor you.

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★ The Japanese word for hate is 嫌い (kirai). This word have the right to be supplied for things or people that you hate.

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★ Because the word 嫌い (kirai – hate) is type of strong, in many cases it can be much better to usage あまり好きじゃない (amari suki ja nai – “don’t prefer extremely much”) instead.

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人参はあまり好きじゃない。

Ninjin wa amari suki ja nai.

I don’t choose carrots exceptionally much.

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Add 大 (dai) to produce a more powerful feeling:

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★ You deserve to add 大 (dai) to 好き (suki) or 嫌い (kirai) to develop a more powerful interpretation.

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★ 大好き (daisuki) indicates love. 大好き (daisuki) is a more powerful word than 好き (suki).

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猫が大好きです。(neko ga daisuki desu)I love cats.

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★ 大嫌い (daikirai) means hate or really don’t choose. It is a stronger word than 嫌い (kirai).

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Using 好き (suki) / 嫌い (kirai) prior to nouns

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★ Because 好き (suki), and 嫌い (kirai) are both adjectives, they deserve to likewise be offered prior to nouns.

★ In this instance, 好き (suki) means favorite or the one (I) like and 嫌い (kirai) is the oppowebsite of favorite or the one (I) hate.

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★ When making use of な-adjectives to modify a noun, don’t forgain to add the な (na).

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★ In this example, 好きな果物 (sukina kudamono) is translated as favorite fruit.

★ However, 好きな人 (sukina hito) is analyzed as the perboy (I) prefer, and also not (my) favorite person. For example:

好きな人と一緒にいたい。

Sukina hito to isshoni itai.

I want to be with the perboy I favor.

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Adding 一番 (ichiban) for Emphasis

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★ You can likewise include 一番 (ichiban – number 1) to emphasize that it is your favorite.

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一番好きな飲み物はラムネです。

ichiban sukina nomimono wa ramune desu

My favorite drink is ramune.

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Get Ramune here!

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Conclusion:

Today we learned how to express likes and dislikes in Japanese!

We also learned that the Japanese words for like and hate 好き (suki) and 嫌い (kirai) are na-adjectives, not verbs (◕ω◕)♪

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Do you desire to recognize the majority of Japanese words? I recommend you to get a dictionary!

If you have actually dictionary, you have the right to constantly look up new Japanese words(◕ω◕)/♥

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