がち [がち] (gachi)
Meaning: tend to
Example: he tends to be late
JLPT Level: 1
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|verb masu stem + gachi|
遅れます ⇒ 遅れがち = tends to be late
noun + gachi
怒りがち = tends to anger (get angry)
note: many verbs can be turned into nouns by using a -ri ending.
怒る【いかる】(v5r) to get angry, to be angry
怒り【いかり】(n) anger, hatred, (P)
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- gari (がち and がり are similar, the latter seems to be used more for personal feelings. ) [Amatuka]
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|Amatuka||The most common use of 'gachi' I found was ... 便秘がち ^^;|| |
|Miki||waver vi 心が揺らぐ、迷う|| |
|Amatuka||Formed from verb -masu base + gachi|
Vm = Verb -masu base
|dc||amatuka > formation instructions can go in the "notes" section at the top, rather than buried in the comments...|| |
|dc||actually i was going to enter your Vm+ .. usage note, but the examples we have here are all with nouns? Can anyone provide some verb+gachi examples?|| |
|angelitosh2004||〜がち: tendency; inclination|
This suggests that a situation tends to occur often or easily, as in, 'to be absent often' or 'to become ill easily'.
Both 〜ぎみ and 〜がち are almost always used in a neagtive sense.
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