JLPT N3 Grammar (gachi)


tend to; tendency to; frequently; often; to do something easily

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)
gachi がち jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (gachi). Meaning: tend to; tendency to; frequently; often; to do something easily.

This is usually used for something negative.

Here are some basic patterns to show how the meanings can change:

  • あり = tend to have.
  • になり = tend to become~.
  • 遅れ 【おくれがち】= tend to be late.
  • 留守 【るすがち】= tend to be absent.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

watashi wa, shigoto de misu shi gachi desu.
I tend to make a lot of mistakes at work.
Example #2

kanojo wa, gakkou o sabori gachi desu.
She's always skipping school.
Example #3

zutto kumori gachi no tenki ga tsuzuiteiru.
The constant cloudy weather keeps continuing.
Example #4

pasokon no tsukai sugi de me ga tsukare gachi desu.
My eyes tend to get tired from using computers too much.
Example #5

hitorigurashi nano de, konbini bentou bakari tabe gachi da.
I live alone, so I tend to only eat meals from the convenience store.
Example #6

saikin, kanojo wa shigoto o yasumi gachi da.
She has been taking a lot of days off of work recently.
Example #7

watashi wa kodomo no koro, byouki gachi datta.
I had a tendency to become sick when I was a child.
Example #8

watashi wa kuufuku no toki wa kigen ga waruku nari gachi da.
When I am hungry, I easily get into a bad mood.

Vocabulary List

遅れるおくれるto be late
遠慮えんりょreserve; constraint
ころtime period
病気びょうきsick; sickness
ミスみすmistake; error
サボるさぼるto skip (class/work)

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