What does Suki Desu mean?


The word “Suki Desu” which is the name of our site can have various uses and meanings. In a simplified way we can say that (suki) means liking, loving while the (desu) is just a Japanese word constantly used to affirm what is said in the sentence, similar to the verb of connection or verb “being”.

But its meaning goes well beyond that, let’s examine the detailed meaning of both the words “Suki”() and “Desu”.

Suki Desu Meaning

The word means loving, liking, enjoying, but can be used to represent desire, passion, affection and attraction. The ideogram means passionate, pleasant, like something and etc.

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The strange thing is that (suki) is not a verb but an adjective. So you must be wondering, how can liking and loving be an adjective? It’s hard to explain, but the word as adjective can be translated as “desirable.”

Although he’s an adjective, he’s got conjugation. And yes, there is a verb called (suku) that also means liking, but it is not so used. It’s exactly because it’s an adjective that we use the adjective to affirm and conjugate this adjective.

One can use other shapes besides to change the expression a little as we see below:

  • I like it(love)
  • 好きじゃない – suki jyanai – I don’t like
  • Suki datta – I liked
  • 好きだった – suki jyanakatta – I did not like

It can still be used as an adjective using the particle(no). The adjective can be used to talk about your hobby or something favorite.

  • 好きは私の大好きなスポーツです
  • Sukī wa watashi no daisukina supōtsudesu.
  • Skiing is my favorite sport;

See also being used as an adjective, which of an idea of desire, when you wish or when you want. 

  • いつでも好きな時に会いに来てください
  • Itsu demo sukina toki ni ai ni kite kudasai;
  • Come see me whenever you want;

It is common to use 大 (dai) which means great to increase, strengthen and value the You can say 大いいいい(daiuki desu) that can mean “I love you very much” or “I like it very much”.

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Where to use the term Suki Desu?

Suki desu can be used on many occasions. It can be used to say that you like or love a person, animal, food, movie, anime, series or anything and object.

Suki desu is also used to declare yourself to a person you like. The Japanese use the suki desu or dai suki desu in a relationship in place of aishiteru and koishiteru which also means I love you, only deeper.

Here are some phrases that use you to better and deeply understand the meaning of this expression.

  • 太陽が大好きです
  • Taiyou ga daisukidesu;
  • I really like the sun. (or love)

  • 水泳は好きですか
  • Suiei wa sukidesu ka?
  • Do you like swimming?

  • 旅行が好きです
  • Ryokou ga sukidesu;
  • I like to travel

  • ゲーム大好きです
  • geemu dai sukidesu
  • I like to play games vídeos;

Japanese is a very simple language, most of the time you just need to talk about rather than having to use a few words to detail what you like or like. Instead of using some verbs like practicing, playing or doing, you just need to use the thing you like + suki desu.

There are many other occasions that you can use the expression Suki Desu, do you know any? Do you have anything to add? Leave your comments and share with friends. Talking about it is quite complete, in the future we will create an article only about the

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