What does 結構好き in


mean? Does it just mean "great"?

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    Have you at least looked up a dictionary? – 永劫回帰 Oct 9 '16 at 20:18
  • Dictionary has many translations, like: great, good, fine, enough, thanks. – Uoa Oct 9 '16 at 20:43
  • So, 結構好きです has some NEGATIVE in many situation. – Takahiro Waki Oct 10 '16 at 7:16

結構 is an adverb whose meaning is (here) "quite". So 結構好き means "quite like".

So your sentence 「このシチュエイションが結構好きです」 means "I quite like this situation" / "I am quite fond of this situation."

  • I can use google translate too, but "quite like" is wrong in this case, I think. My sentence is "このシチュエイションが結構好きです". – Uoa Oct 9 '16 at 20:46
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    What's wrong with "I quite like this situation" / "I am quite fond of this situation"? – Earthliŋ Oct 9 '16 at 20:53
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    @user3073836 I don't think this answer is based on Google Translate. – snailcar Oct 9 '16 at 20:57
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    Yea, "I quite like this situation" / "I am quite fond of this situation" looks right. Thanks all. – Uoa Oct 9 '16 at 21:21
  • This is problem. 結構好きです has some negative smell, too. – Takahiro Waki Oct 10 '16 at 6:12

Depending on the subject, 結構もつ can mean "(for a battery/food) to have a longer life than expected", "(for a person) to hang on for quite some time before giving up", and so on.

Longer / better "than expected" -- Yes, that's it.

Or, to make it more explicit (and spelling it out) :

【意味】   結構とは、見事であること。満足できる状態であるさま。それ以上必要としないさま。

【結構の語源・由来】   漢語の「結構」は、建造物の構造や文章の構成など、組み立てや構成を意味する名詞である。 この「結構」が日本に入り、「計画」「もくろみ」「支度」「準備」といった意味の名詞として用いられるようになった。 さらに、その準備や計画を「立派だ」「よろしい」と評価する用法が生まれ、結構は「丁寧だ」「人柄が良い」といった意味でも使われるようになった。


「結構おいしい」 「結構楽しい」 などの副詞は、「 十分とは言えないが、思っていたよりも良い(満足できる) 」の意味からである。

So, the adverb 「結構」 means: かなり(良い)、わりと(良い)、比較的(良い)、 == It's pretty good, (not, "It's very good.")


  • I like this situation (or story setting?) pretty good.

  • This situation is pretty good.

But perhaps (compared to 30 years ago), younger folks may be more often using it to mean "very much" -- because of [ understatement becomes superlative ] logic

----- So much so that many teenagers today may not even be aware of this traditional, older meaning: 十分とは言えないが、思っていたよりも良い(満足できる)

I'm pretty certain that かなり好き、わりと好き (esp. the former, and esp. with special intonation) have undergone the [ understatement becomes superlative ] transformation.


結構です means "No, thank you". 結構好きです means "but, I like it". http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q13116051673

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