嗜好

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Chinese[edit]

addicted to; fond of good; well; be fond of
simp. and trad.
(嗜好)

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 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
こう
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

嗜好 ‎(hiragana しこう, romaji shikō)

  1. taste; preference