How to express "I like [verb]" in Japanese.
To say I like cookies, you would say something like "私はクッキが好きです。", but how would you say something like, "I like to make cookies," Basically, I'm asking how to say "I like" with a verb. Please help.
The の / こと after the dictionary form of the verb nominalizes the verb phrase (makes into a noun). The english gerund (-ing) does this as well.
It is easier to see in a sentence like "I like running", where "running" is nominalized and functions as a noun. "走るのが好きです" works the same way.
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