嗜好

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

嗜好

  1. special interest; hobby; indulgence; addiction

Verb[edit]

嗜好

  1. to be specially interested in; to indulge in; to be addicted to

Usage notes[edit]

There is no exact word for 嗜好 (shìhào) in English, but it can in some situations refer to a hobby or interest which people may consider unhealthy. Thus it can carry negative connotations, unlike its neutral near-synonym 愛好, 爱好 (àihào).


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 4

Noun[edit]

嗜好 (hiragana しこう, romaji shikō)

  1. taste; preference