Last modified on 5 February 2014, at 03:27

好き

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4

EtymologyEdit

Stem noun form of verb 好く (suku, to like, to be fond of, to enjoy, to feel love for).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /su.ki/, [sɯᵝ˨.ki˦], [sɯ̥ᵝ˨.ki˦]
IPA(key): /su.ki/, [sɯᵝ˦.ki˨]

Adjectival nounEdit

好き (-na inflection, hiragana すき, romaji suki)

  1. that one is fond of; that one likes; one's favorite
     () () (もの)は?アイスクリームです。
    Suki na tabemono wa? aisukurīmu desu.
    What's your favorite food? - It's ice cream.
     (きみ) ()だからこそこれほど頑張 (がんば)っているんだよ。
    kimi ga suki da kara koso kore hodo ganbatteirun da yo.
    It's precisely because I like you because of my fondness for you that I'm working this hard.
     ()です。
    Suki desu.
    I love you.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

好き (hiragana すき, romaji suki)

  1. fondness, favor, favour
     ()こそものの上手 (じょうず)なれ
    suki koso mono no jōzu nare
    Your fondness helps improve your skill. → Who likes not his business, his business doesn't like him.

Derived termsEdit