Mini-Lesson 4: Likes and Dislikes

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fireflywishes

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fireflywishes

Calgon, take me away~!

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Ohisashiburi minna-san!

A quick mini-lesson in time for February (Nigatsu) and Valentine's Day-- basic likes and dislikes!

When we talk about "likes" in Japanese we use the term "suki" (pronounced: Skee)

Watashi wa Pocky ga suki desu.
I like Pocky.

Many times if you are talking about yourself, the "watashi wa" part can be left off.

Pocky ga suki desu!
(I) like Pocky!

You can also use "suki" to talk about how you or someone else feels about a person.

Anata ga suki desu.
I like you.

Rika-san wa Tomas-san ga suki desu.
Rika likes Tomas.

In addition, using the prefix dai- will convey a greater level of "like", without going so far as "love". The prefix dai- is basically translated as "big".

Anata ga daisuki desu!
I like you a lot!

Niku ga daisuki desu!
I really like meat.

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The opposite of "suki" would be "kirai" (kee-rye).
That said, the opposite of "daisuki" would be "daikirai". ^_~

Justin Beiber ga kirai desu.
I dislike Justin Beiber.

Yuki ga daikirai desu!
I hate snow!
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Your Task!
Pretty easy, in the comments below (and using the vocabulary you know from past lessons), let's talk about things we like and dislike! ^_^

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simply-5th-heirloom

simply-5th-heirloom

MT, welcome me 'cuz I'm BACK~

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Horror Movies ga daikirai desu! T.T

Demo, Minitokyo ga daisuki desu! ;)

it's been years . . . but MT's one and only Sim-chan IS BACK.

  • Feb 03, 2011
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Origami ga suki desu~.
Gakkou ga daikirai desu -_-

Side note:
I lol'ed at the Justin Bieber part... great example for daikirai XD

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Thanks for the lesson
A(*???*)R(??* )I(? )G( )A( ?)T(* ??)O(*???*)?~?

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tsukoyomi92

tsukoyomi92

Shiroi kokoro

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watashi no neko ga daisuki desu
Lady gaga ga hontoni daikirai desu
thanks for the lesson, arigatou gozaimasu!

Akamichi

Akamichi

Kaizoku-ou ni naru otoko da !!

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anata ga suki desu.
inu ga suki desu.
sakana ga kirai

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Arigatouu XD

Jaa, watashi no ??:

Nihongo wo benkyou suru no ga daisuki desu. ^O^
Mainichi hayaku okiru no ga kirai desu. T_T

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nihongo soshite nihongo-bu no minna-san wa suki desu ;-)
mochiron fireflywishes wa tokubetsu suki ;-)

Life Hurts?
get masochistic

cheri-sama

cheri-sama

(◕‿‿◕)

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I am reading a lot and I am having fun learning from others too!

MT ga daisuki desu~!
minna-sama ga daisuki desu~!

what else? XD

yamiji ga daikirai desu~!
anshitsu ga daikirai desu~!

Note: yamiji = dark road
anshitsu = dark room XD

( ゚Д゚ノノ☆パチパチパチパチ

Nalataia

Nalataia

mein Herz, mein Verderben

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My first try:

Anime to manga ga suki da! Sarani, atashi wa kono gurupu ga daisuki da! Shikashi, kowai eiga ga kirai desu >_<

Na na na na na na na na, ¡líder!
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ismiy

ismiy

I command you...

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hon o nomu koto wa daisuki desu

Hooyaah

Hooyaah

"See You, Space Cowboy..."

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Cowboy Bebop ga daisuki desu!

Justin Beiber ga kirai desu.

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Books ga suki desu. Rain ga kirai desu. Arigato for the lesson.

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Kuroshitsuji to Durarara! ga suki desu!

itachi ga kirai desu.

  • Feb 20, 2011

ismiy

ismiy

I command you...

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Ame ga suki desu, demo afureru ga kirai desu.

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Yuki ga suki desu

merged: 02-25-2011 ~ 02:15am
Yuki ga suki desu

"Something beyond comprehension can inspire fear, or awe in people".

lilylily09

lilylily09

LILYLILY09

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Anime ga daisuki desu^_^,
MT ga daisuki desu,
yami ga kirai desu-_-

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watashiwa indri desu..
dozo yoroshiku oneigashimasu.. :D

  • Mar 03, 2011

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