- 22 Feb 2008
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未来 can't work as a temporal adverb. You need to use 将来 or 未来に for "in the future" instead. The word you are looking for is 近いうちに or そのうち. Also, レモンの水 is usually interpreted as "water with lemon juice".Oh, I didn't mean for those to go together. みらい (未来) was supposed to be a time indicator. Though when I looked up the kanji of that, I got the impression that this is not that great of a word for this situation (it looks like 未来 is more or less like the opposite of 昔, and the time interval I was thinking of was only the span of a couple days or so).
Yes, that's right. As you learned in the lesson 5 in Genki, が works as the object marker for 好きだ/嫌いだ. It's the same also for other adjectives that express feelings/emotions/sense (e.g. 怖い, 憎い, 痛い), the -tai form of verbs, the potential form of verbs (書ける, 話せる, 食べられる) or state verbs (わかる, 要る, できる). You will learn about the -tai form in the lesson 11.So, are you saying that the たい form converts を to が? That's my best attempt at understanding what you're saying here, sorry if it's inaccurate. I don't understand at all what you're saying about my first attempt, or rather, what connection it has to my second attempt.
(Note that the last three expressions are grammatically correct, but sound a bit awkward since there is a more common expression 飲み始める for "to start drinking".)
It has nothing to do with whether it's an adjective or not. Only "degree adverbs" can be attached to verbs or adjectives that describe feelings/emotions/sense (e.g. 嫌う, 憎む, 暑い) or 高い, 遠い, 深い, etc. since you can't count the number of the object for these verbs/adjectives. The point is that たくさん can be used only for countable objects. If the adverbial form of "many" exists in English, you can't use it for "to like", "to hate", "to be hot" or "to be high", and instead you need to use "degree adverbs" such like "very (much)". Makes sense?Is it because 好き is an adjective, or a property specific to 好き in particular?