Last week I wrote about 男らしい. Today, I am going to compare らしい and みたい.
Can you tell the difference between the next two sentences:
On the other hand, [noun] + みたい means that something has the nature like the [noun] (not necessarily positive), so the sentence B means: John (is not a child but he) draws a picture that looks drawn by a child (Note that みたい itself is a なadjective, thus みたいな絵).
This place (in Japan) is a Japan-like place.
This place (out of Japan) is a Japan-like place.
(You are from Kyoto and) you talk like a Kyoto person.
(You are not from Kyoto and) you talk like a Kyoto person.
Autumn like sunshine (in autumn)
Autumn like sunshine (not in autumn)
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