"I like swimming."
I saw it explained in another section that oyogu would be the act of swimming and suiei is the swimming in a competition..
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Why doesn't swimming have the の character to make it a gerund? Wouldn't this sentence be closer to 'I like swim' ?
水泳 (suei) is a noun that means "swimming". If you want to use the verb 泳ぐ (oyogu) then you add the の to make it a gerund.
The voice is not pronouncing 水泳 the way I would have thought by reading it. I would have gone for the long え at the end like you usually hear with えい.
But to me it sounds like the voice sample is really pronouncing the last い as well. Does anyone know for sure how it's supposed to be pronounced?