Among several other meanings, かな is usually translated as "I wonder", but what does it mean in the following conversation?

A: 「僕はジャズが大好き!君は?」

B: 「私もジャズが好きかな。」

Is the speaker uncertain about whether she likes Jazz or not? Or is it a polite way of saying something on the lines of, e.g, あまり好きじゃない, 嫌いじゃない, and so on?

  • Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/37001/7810 Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 15:12
  • @broken headphones That question mentions かな only in the sense of "I wonder", but there are many other meanings to it; I'm sure one of these other meanings apply in this case, although I'm not sure which.
    – dkaeae
    Commented Mar 23, 2017 at 12:50

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It means more like "I guess". Say that a person who isn't very into music gets asked what his favorite genre is, then he might reply:

Maybe Jazz, I guess...

So it does add some kind of uncertainty to the reply, and why the speaker is uncertain can depend on a lot of different reasons, just like in any language.

  • Even in a conversation going like "A: 僕はジャズが大好き B: 私もジャズが好きかな"?
    – dkaeae
    Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 20:43

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