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Posted 9/26/08 , edited 9/26/08
If you want to say that you like something, or don't like it, and so on. Here's a list of the words:

Suki = like
Kirai = dislike
Daisuki = love/like very much
Daikirai = hate/dislike very much

When you form a sentence to an interest/disinterest, you have to use the "ga" particle as it's an indication for new information. The formula for this is [noun] ga [like/dislike]

Ex:
Suika ga suki desu = I like watermelon
Shukudai ga kirai desu = I don't like homework
Neko ga daisuki desu = I love cats
Baka no hito ga daikirai desu = I hate idiots

However, it's advised that you don't use "daikirai" or "daisuki", and occasionally "kirai" because you need to humble things about you when you're talking with people (unless you know them personally sometimes), including your likes and dislikes. Why "kirai" isn't quite something to be said is because it's a sharp sound, instead of soft. This is firmly enforced for girls. So to express likes/dislikes properly would be:

Ringo ga totemo suki desu = I like apples a lot
Tamago ga suki dewa arimasen = I don't like eggs

The use of "totemo" and "dewa arimsen" is used to elevate your likes to another level than just "suki" alone.

Now for something that's not quite so basic. This is a little bit advanced. To say something that you like/don't like doing, like "I don't like doing my homework", the formula would be:
[noun] o [plain/dictionary form verb] no ga [like/dislike] desu

Ex:
Shukudai o suru no ga suki dewa arimasen = I don't like doing homework
Asagohan o tsukuru no ga suki = I like making breakfast

Verbs are changed to a "u" sound at the end of the word. "Suru" was from "shi masu" which means "to do", and "tsukuru" was from "tsukuri masu" which is "to make". It's a little hard to tell which verb is which without practice because sometimes it's "-ru", or just dropping the end to the "-u", so please ask if you want to know what a verb will be.
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Baka no hito ga daikirai desu = I hate idiots
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Posted 9/26/08

snow_san wrote:

Baka no hito ga daikirai desu = I hate idiots


"Baka" actually means "stupid person", but you could put it as "baka no hito" for specifics since it could also mean the adverb "too much", "excessively" or "extremely".
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Posted 9/26/08
i dunno. ask a jpn person if you can use that sentence. doesn't sound right.
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Well, the sentence I put could probably come off as "I hate stupidity", so we'll use the "baka no hito" then.
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Aoi sora ga suki desu. ^^ (not sure if I got the form right, please correct me )
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Posted 9/26/08

Ryuutsu wrote:

Aoi sora ga suki desu. ^^ (not sure if I got the form right, please correct me )


If you said "I like the blue sky/I like blue skies" then you said it right =) you even got the adjective.
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Ryukon wrote:

If you said "I like the blue sky/I like blue skies" then you said it right =) you even got the adjective.


yaay ^^ thanks hehe I guess the adjective's right thanks to one of Naruto Shipuuden openings xD
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Ryuutsu wrote:


Ryukon wrote:

If you said "I like the blue sky/I like blue skies" then you said it right =) you even got the adjective.


yaay ^^ thanks hehe I guess the adjective's right thanks to one of Naruto Shipuuden openings xD


haha i love that songXD*that shippuuden song!!*
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domo arigato.
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Posted 7/23/09 , edited 7/23/09

snow_san wrote:

Baka no hito ga daikirai desu = I hate idiots


Bakana hitoga daikiraidesu. Because it's a na adjective or nakeyoushi
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