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likes and dislikes in Japanese

likes and dislikes in Japanese

Today’s expressions

  • (a personwa) ~ga だいすきdaisuki です desu = (a person) love(s) ~
  • (a personwa) ~ga すきsuki です desu = (a person) like(s) ~
  • (a personwa) ~ga すきsuki じゃないjanai ですdesu= (a person) don’t/doesn’t like ~
  • (a personwa) ~ga きらいkirai ですdesu = (a person) dislike(s) ~
  • (a personwa) ~ga だいきらいdaikirai ですdesu = (a person) hate(s) ~

Remember だいすきdaisuki , すきsuki, きらいkirai and だいきらいdaikirai  are all なadjectives.

Explanation Video

Example Sentences

わたしは すしが すき です。/watashi wa sushi ga suki desu.
I like sushi.

ジョンさんは さしみが だいすき です。/jon_san wa sashimi ga daisuki desu.
John loves sashimi.

ははは そうじが すき じゃない です。/ haha wa souji ga suki janai desu.
My mum doesn’t like cleaning.

ちちは かいものが きらい です。/chichi wa kaimono ga kirai desu.
My dad dislikes shopping.

おとうとは べんきょうが だいきらい です。 /otouto wa benkyou ga daikirai desu.
My younger brother hates studying.

Suggested Activities

Following the pattern shown in the video, make as many sentences as you can about what you like/dislike and what somebody you know likes/dislikes.

Vocab list

Activities (all nouns)

かいものkaimonoshopping
さんぽsanpowalk, stroll
りょうりryouricooking, cuisine
りょこうryokoutravel, trip
れんしゅうrenshuupractice, training
おんがくongakumusic
ギターgita-guitar
スポーツsupo-tsusport
べんきょうbenkyoustudying, studies

Of course, you can use vocab you learned, in previous lessons.

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