Satisfaction and dissatisfaction

Authored by: Naomi H. McGloin , Mutsuko Endo Hudson , Fumiko Nazikian , Tomomi Kakegawa

Modern Japanese Grammar

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415571999
eBook ISBN: 9780203856628
Adobe ISBN: 9781135151393


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How one expresses satisfaction sometimes depends on what one is talking about. For example one might say Totemo yokatta desu ‘it was very good’ in talking about a trip, concert, hotel, or the like, but if one is talking about food or books/movies, one would probably say Totemo oishikatta desu ‘it was delicious’ or Totemo omoshirokatta desu ‘it was interesting,’ respectively. The following are some common ways of expressing one’s satisfaction.

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