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Old 2009-03-04, 14:14   Link #61
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Oye, more necromancy - .... see my previous post in this thread.

"suki" means "ski" as in "skiing" (yes, that's the other meaning - import word. In Toradora, the "ski trip" had a dual meaning)
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Old 2009-03-04, 16:49   Link #62
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You're trying to make a pun of 'suki'. One should have in mind that ski as 'ski' in english has a long 'i' at the end in japanese. Though I admit the word sound quite similar for a pun.
スキーが好き - I like ski. (sukii ga suki)
素敵なステーキ - a wonderful steak. (suteki-na suteeki).
Oh well, we have a special 'learning japanese' thread for such things.

Also, suki is an adjective. The verb for 'to like' would be 'konomu'.(好む, same kanji).
Note that if you're not mad about somebody/something you'll say 気に入る (ki ni iru). "I find it to my liking". It wouldnt imply affection while 'suki' would.
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Old 2009-03-04, 17:46   Link #63
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yes, I know that (see the ), but I'm just getting tired of long deservedly dead threads being resurrected.

But correct me here... My understanding was that "sukii" was the verb "to ski" (skiing being the present tense) whereas "suki" was simply "ski" (as in the noun). At least that was my japanese teacher's description...
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Old 2009-03-04, 17:47   Link #64
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Isn't "suki" a farm tool of some sort?
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Old 2009-03-04, 18:19   Link #65
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Isn't "suki" a farm tool of some sort?
Yeah, it's a spade.
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Old 2009-03-04, 18:34   Link #66
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Also, suki is an adjective.
I was hoping someone would mention this. Technically I guess it means something like "liked. "Anata ga suki" would mean "You are liked" ("by me" is inferred, but not necessarily the case grammatically). While this is pretty much irrelevant while translating , it's extremely relevant to the meaning of the word, and it's interesting that it took so long to come up. Well, it came up on the 2nd page (still quite a long time) but continues to be ignored.

Edit: There's something similar in Spanish. I remember my classmates in high school Spanish class having lots of trouble with the verb "gustar" because it behaved so differently from other verbs (and for some reason was brought up early in the curriculum before they explained why it did). This is because they all assumed it meant "to like" because of the translations of the sentences in which it was used, when clearly it means something like "to please." "I like steak" vs "steak pleases me." Grammar is fun!
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Old 2009-03-04, 21:19   Link #67
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But correct me here... My understanding was that "sukii" was the verb "to ski" (skiing being the present tense) whereas "suki" was simply "ski" (as in the noun). At least that was my japanese teacher's description...
Are you talking about the English word "ski"? Then no, there aren't two different ways for it. It's only a noun, and only with long "i". You can add suru/yaru to make it a verb. I don't think you'll ever find a case where a foreign word (katakana) is being conjugated.
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Old 2009-05-04, 01:10   Link #68
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suki means patron (for shopping stores - those who buy at that specific store most of the time) in filipino..
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Old 2009-05-04, 03:00   Link #69
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Old 2009-05-04, 04:26   Link #70
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Lol

Suki means like in japanese not love
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Old 2009-05-04, 07:36   Link #71
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I thought "suki" means "like somebody/something".
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Old 2009-05-04, 07:38   Link #72
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I thought "suki" means "like somebody/something".
Then we are on a forum anime somebody/something

no it's not it is "like"
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Old 2009-05-04, 07:51   Link #73
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Then we are on a forum anime somebody/something

no it's not it is "like"
No i meant LIKE sb./sth.
---> so ANIMESUKI = one who likes animes? no idea
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Old 2009-05-04, 07:52   Link #74
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suki

The best one is:
Suki, the Fijian term for tobacco leaf, generally rolled in newspaper or rolled into cigars and smoked .

but i guess the one that fits is:
Suki, the Japanese character 好き for the verb form of "like". Defined in the Obunsha's Comprehensive Japanese-English dictionary as "to be fond of, love, prefer, care for" .
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Old 2009-05-04, 07:52   Link #75
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Lol

Suki means like in japanese not love
Well yes and no. It's not quite so simple...

Japanese are fairly careful with the word ai (愛) which would be the most literal translation for love. So suki (好き) is used very often in cases when in English you'd use the word love. Then there's daisuki (大好き) which very often by context could be translated as love.

Literally it would be fondness or affection.
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Old 2009-05-04, 07:55   Link #76
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No i meant LIKE sb./sth.
---> so ANIMESUKI = one who likes animes? no idea
Yes forum anime like

escimo but "like" is the most target in our forum title
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Well yes and no. It's not quite so simple...

Japanese are fairly careful with the word ai (愛) which would be the most literal translation for love. So suki (好き) is used very often in cases when in English you'd use the word love. Then there's daisuki (大好き) which very often by context could be translated as love.

Literally it would be fondness or affection.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suki

The best one is:
Suki, the Fijian term for tobacco leaf, generally rolled in newspaper or rolled into cigars and smoked .

but i guess the one that fits is:
Suki, the Japanese character 好き for the verb form of "like". Defined in the Obunsha's Comprehensive Japanese-English dictionary as "to be fond of, love, prefer, care for" .

Exactly what I mentioned.
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Old 2009-05-04, 09:16   Link #78
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thats really rude, i don't know how the russian people around here reacts to that
apologies needed
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Old 2009-05-04, 12:40   Link #79
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thats really rude, i don't know how the russian people around here reacts to that
apologies needed
lol Don't do as if you would be that pissed.
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Old 2009-05-04, 13:51   Link #80
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thats really rude, i don't know how the russian people around here reacts to that
apologies needed
Apologies aren't needed here, this thread is about what people think suki means, they are allowed to have there comments about what it means on their language..
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