Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (gachi)


tend to; tendency to

How to use

Verb (stem form) ます

Learn Japanese grammar: (gachi). Meaning: tend to; tendency to.

Grammar Notes:

  • (gachi) is used to express a tendency for something.
  • It is most often used to describe something negative.
    • あり = tends to have
    • 遅れ (おくれがち) = tends to be late
    • 留守 (るすがち) = tends to be absent
    • ~し = tends to do…
    • ~になり = tends to become…
  • Other Notes:
    • Similar to やすい
    • Be sure to check out other similar grammar in our related grammar section.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

saikin, kanojo wa shigoto wo yasumi gachi da.
She has been taking a lot of days off of work recently.
Example #2

watashi wa kodomo no koro, byouki gachi datta.
I had a tendency to become sick when I was a child.
Example #3

watashi wa, shigoto de misu shi gachi desu.
I tend to make a lot of mistakes at work.
Example #4

kanojo wa, gakkou wo sabori gachi desu.
She's always skipping school.
Example #5

kanojo wa, benpi gachi desu.
She is often constipated.

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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