JLPT N1 Grammar (gamashii)

Meaning

look like; sound like; approximate; similar to; somewhat like ~

How to use

Nounがましい
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Learn Japanese grammar: (gamashii). Meaning: look like; sound like; approximate; similar to; somewhat like ~. い-adjective.

This is usually used for bad things, and there are only a limited number of nouns that can be connected, such as 「言い訳がましい」、「差し出がましい」、「押しつけがましい」、「恩着せがましい」、「未練がましい」, etc.

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Example #1

さしでがましいおとこだ。
sashide gamashii otoko da.
He is too forward.
Example #2

かのじょはいいわけがましいことはいっさいいわなかった。
kanojo wa iiwake ga mashii koto wa issai iwanakatta.
She didn't say anything sounding like an excuse.
Example #3

かれはたにんがましいふるまいをする。
kare wa tanin ga mashii furumai o suru.
He behaves like others.
Example #4

いいわけがましいことはいわないほうがカッコいい。
iiwake ga mashii koto wa iwanai hou ga kakkoii.
It's cooler to not to make excuses.
Example #5

かのじょはおんきせがましいたいどでぼくとおどってくれた。
kanojo wa onkise ga mashii taido de boku to odotte kureta.
She danced with me in a gracious manner.
Example #6

かれのこのさしでがましいことばにぼくはきをわるくした。
kare no kono sashide ga mashii kotoba ni boku wa ki o waruku shita.
I was offended by his ill-mannered words.
Example #7

かれはおしつけがましいじょうしとしてkれのイメージをおとした。
kare wa oshitsuke ga mashii joushi to shite kare no imeeji o otoshita.
He dropped his image as an intrusive boss.
Example #8

かれのおしつけがましいたいど、それはあいをもとめるこえでなくてなんだろう。
kare no oshitsuke ga mashii taido, sore wa ai o motomeru koe denakute nan darou.
His intrusive attitude is nothing other than a call for love.

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