With the holidays and the new year fast approaching, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to stuff your stomach with good food, surrounded by your favorite people—but deciding on the perfect place to grab a bite can be tricky, especially when picky eaters are involved. Using the phrase “-ga suki desu/-ga nigate desu” will help you make a speedy decision that satisfies all bellies!

Japanese English
Nani ga tabetai desu ka? What would you like to eat?
Watashi wa chūka ryōri ga suki desu. I like Chinese food.
Nigate na tabemono wa arimasu ka? Is there any food you dislike?
Kinoko ga nigate desu. I dislike mushrooms.