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Grammar detail: 甘党 and 辛党

甘党 and 辛党
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The kanji in
あまとう
甘党
literally mean 'sweet party', and as you would expect the expression can have that literal meaning: 'of the party that prefers sweet things'. In the same way its antonym,
からとう
辛党
, can mean someone who prefers spicy / savory food.
However, in modern Japanese, it is more common for 甘党 to refer to someone who does not like to drink, and 辛党 to mean someone who does like to drink.
Used without context, in particular knowledge of the subject of the sentence, the meaning is ambiguous.
わたし
あまとう
甘党
です
I have a sweet tooth.
わたし
どちらかというと
あまとう
甘党
です
I would rather not drink (literally: If I had to say, I prefer sweets to alcohol).
かれ
からとう
辛党
から
みやげ
土産
ワインいいだろう
He's a drinker, so wine would probably be good for a souvenir.
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noun
(someone with a) sweet tooth; person fond of sweets; person who doesn't like alcohol, preferring sweets  (see also: 辛党)
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1. drinker; person fond of alcohol (as opposed to sweets)  (see also: 甘党)
2. person fond of spicy food  (colloquialism)
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Kanji used in this grammar

カン   あま sweet, indulgent   あまえる to behave like a spoiled child   あまやかす to pamper   
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トウ    party   
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シン   から spicy   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
サン    giving birth; products   う to give birth to   うまれる to be born   うぶ- newborn   
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