Learn Japanese grammar: がり (gari). Meaning: personality (someone tends to; has a tendency to; has a sensitivity to ~).
Based on がる (garu)
Before starting this lesson, you should first read the lesson for がる (garu).
がる (garu) is used to say that someone is “showing signs of; appearing; feeling a certain way”.
がり (gari) changes the meaning to describe a personality, tendency, or sensitivity towards something.
Meaning 1) Describe Personality
scaredy cat; someone who is easily scared; tends to scare easily
shy person; someone who tends to be shy
lonely person; person who feels lonely easily
to bluff; someone who tends to look tough
Someone who tends to want to stand outNote that this form is changed from たがる (tagaru), which means to want to do~ when talking of others
Meaning 2) Sensitivity Towards Something
Someone who is sensitive to the cold.
Someone who is sensitive to heat.
Extra Study Notes
When talking about someone’s personality, Japanese people will usually add 屋 (ya) at the end.
Another option, which is more friendly, is to add 屋さん (yasan) at the end instead.
shy person (friendly way of saying)
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がり - Example Sentences 例文
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Vocabulary List 語彙
|仕事||しごと||work; job; business|
|奥さん||おくさん||wife; your wife; his wife|
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