What’s the difference between 得意(とくい・tokui)and 上手(じょうず・joozu)?

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What is the difference between 上手(じょうず/jyoozu )and 得意(とくい/tokui)?

Both means “good at”.

But 上手 is used for reputation/complaints. So it’s used for someone not myself.

得意 is used with confidence/prides. So you can use it to yourself and someone else.

But I have to say something…

Japan has a culture of modesty. Therefore when you say 得意 to yourself, sometimes it sounds brag. If Job interview or something, then okay.

かれはテニスが上手じょうずです。

彼はテニスが得意とくいです。

わたしはテニスが得意とくいです。

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