Lesson The Meaning of Suki, usage, and examples

Monkeyshine89

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好き すき suki (pronounced ski with a hard k) - like

猫が好きですか。
ねこがすきですか。
neko ga suki desu ka。
Do you like cats?

うん、猫が好きです。
うん、ねこがすきです。
un, neko ga suki desu.
Yes, I like cats.
 
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I would always use kerai (嫌い) for a (profound) dislike in something and suki (すき) for something that I like.

Is there a way to use すき and conjugate it into a negative (I was just learning -jyanai in my 2nd Japanese college course).

Could I use "ねこがすきじゃないです" (neko ga suki jyanai desu / I don't like cats) if I hypothetically didn't like cat's (ignore my profile picture ;)) or would it be best to use kerai?

Is one stronger than the other in the negative? Which would you personally use or would it switch from topic to topic and situational based?

Thanks!
 
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I mean in this case you got a few options. I would probably say neko ga nigate desu ke do. (I'm not good with cats) rather than I don't like cats (suki jyanai) or I hate cats (kirai)

nigate is to be untalented or bad with something.
 

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