So the kanji is the same as "hao" in nihao in Chinese? I'm just a beginner in both languages
Su in (sushi) and su in (like) sound different, can someone explain why?
I think you mean "sushi" and "suki" (which is read as "ski"). It's not a mistake if you say the full "suki" form but I heard from a friend that in the spoken japanese the "u" is not fully pronounced. Other cases of different pronunciation are words finishing with "ei" and "oi" wich are pronounced as "ee" and "oo", so with the word "sensei" you will have to say "sensee".
We used to call that ghosting, but it shows up as muted vowels (eg https://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1095/what-are-the-rules-regarding-mute-vowels-u-after-s-and-i-after-sh ). So in Japanese I and U are soft vowels, get muted in between non-voiced consonants and the end of words, and can't be two-in-a-row. There is notation for this when singing -- it's written as an x at the end of a note . . .
I thought the "su" in "likes" was technically "tsu" as in "tsunami"?
So they aren't "su vs. su" but "su vs. tsu"
Hiragana: su - す tsu - つ (looks like tsunami wave and the "t" is pronounced)
Katakana: su - ス tsu - ツ
The way I remember it is: "Suki likes..." I think of Suki from Avatar the last Airbender and how Saka likes Suki and Suki likes Saka. It works for me :/
it's interchangable with 'favourite', as in 'what do you like' or 'what is your favourite'
for example 'suki na tabemono wa?' = what is your favourite food?
hope this helps!
The former. "It's like if ..." might be "～かしら" only I don't know anybody who actually says this in Japanese . . .
For those asking: 「好き・すき・suki」"like" is not treated the same as it is in English. In Japanese this word is an adjective, not a verb. It's easier to understand it as describing something as "likeable" or "pleasing".
Something like すしが好きです "sushi ga suki desu" can be read literally as "Sushi is likeable" with the topic being implied (the speaker most likely so "as for me - sushi is likeable").
This is an odd way to phrase it in English though, so we translate it more properly to "I like sushi"
I suspect the translation here was changed from "like" to "likes" because one of the most common points of confusion on these questions was "is this X likes Y as in desirability or is it X is like Y as in similarity" and adding the S clarifies that is it the former rather than the latter.
The character is made up of woman and child. Someone quoted the English saying, "Like father, like son." today, though that's a bit weird. The kanji dictionaries list it as a verb, and 好き is what I think of as the participial form. Why is it only that form gets used? Perhaps it is too strong to say directly, saying 好きとする adds some distance, whereas its opposite 嫌う (kirau) is readily used and not even so strong. Liking in a sort-of temporarily-infatuated way, rather than straight-out love/crazy to death about . . .
A homonym, 隙, means an exposed weakness in one's line of defense, potentially lethal. Another way to say you like something is to call it a weakness: チョコレートに弱いです (I have a weakness for chocolate.) -- now that's properly adjectival in Japanese, but those function to some extent like verbs in Japanese too . . .
Why is this word pronounced s-ki, but the first character has the pronunciation su?
From observation I could say that if 'Su' is before 'Ki' the 'u' is silent, Suki (Ski) and Natsuki (Natski), I could be very wrong however.
Technically the /u/ is voiceless (whispered), not silent, but to English-speaking ears it does seem to disappear completely.
it's more said as in 'what do you like', eg Suki na tabemono wa? = what food do you like?
Which context is this used in? 'I like you...' or 'What if, like, I...'
it is a soft vowel, which is similar in many japanese words. take tsu (つ) for example. you only pronounce the ts, rather than the whole hiragana tsu, like natsu (summer).
This kinda remind me a lot of scene in Romance animes, also how does "Suki" here have any connection with "moon" like in Koe no Katachi?
Likes it's like "he likes" right ? Or not ? I mean how to use it in a sentence ?