のが好き (no ga suki) Meaning Japanese Grammar - Love Doing
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The expression のが好き (
no ga suki) means
In this post we'll analyse together the use of 好きな as Adjective in な in its attributive and predicative function and the structure のが好き that is used preceded by a verb.
I'll also add various phrases of daily use with the structure のが好き and some extracts from original material on the Net.
I like: use of the Adjective 好きな
好き is a noun and with the addition of the particle な it becomes an adjective in な with the meaning of
In the attributive function 好きな precedes the noun:
- 好きな曲 the
- 好きな国 the
- 好きな人 the
person I like
My favourite music is rock.
In the predicative function 好きな loses the particle な and is followed by the copula だ in the plain form and です in the polite form.
My mother likes Indian food.
If a Japanese friend asks you what is your 大好物 daikōbutsu , he wants to know your favourite dish / food.
This time I would like to talk about how men really like these reactions from women.
The quoted sentence is taken from a Video on YouTube posted by a guy talking about the
reactions 反応 and the behaviour of girls that boys particularly like.
The phrase we are interested in for this post is:
Men really like these reactions from women.
I like a lot, I adore, I love
If we like very much a thing, a person, a situation we have several simple ways of saying it:
- とても好だ we use the adverb meaning
- or we use the kanji 大
bigand have the expression 大好だ
- the young commonly use instead めっちゃ which replaces とても, as we heard in the previous audio
Two comments on music videos, with informal expressions:
I really love it.
In the colloquial context, we can translate the expression in various ways, following the new expressions common among young people.
I really like this song.
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The particle が is often omitted in informal and colloquial speeches.
I love French chanson!
I like doing: use of the structure のが好き
The structure のが好き is used when we express what we like through a verb.
I like watching Japanese anime.
If we like reading we can use this structure and say:
I like reading books.
or we can use the Noun 読書
I like reading.
The same structure is used with other adjectives in な or in い.
be good at doing something
- if we are not good or inclined to do a certain thing, the structure is: のが苦手だ
I don't like it
The negative form of the structure のが好き is obtained with the negative of the copula:
- だ in the plain form becomes ではない or じゃない
- です in the polite form becomes ではありません or じゃありません
Do you like swimming?
No, I don't like it.
Another common way of saying I don't like something uses an adjective in the affirmative form, but with a negative meaning: 嫌い for all the things or situations that we
Examples of のが好き
I will always love you.
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In this last sentence, we find the use of the Adjective in な: のが好きな followed by the noun 人