I know "daisuki" means "big like," but what if I said "I like (daisuki) smart people" in Japanese, instead of telling a single individual that "I like him"? Would I be implying that I love/am sexually attracted to smart people as a whole?

  • Uhhh...「大好き」doesn't mean "big like" and it doesn't imply anything sexual, though it can be used to express someone's love of something sexual. – Y12K Dec 13 '17 at 6:33

Yes that would be the general idea about 大好き as you would use love in English.

日本が大好き。 I love Japan.

東京が大好き。 I love Tokyo.

お寿司が大好き。 I love sushi (in general).

アイドルが大好き。 I love pop idols. (but surely you have specific ones in mind)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.