JLPT N2 Grammar (ge)

Meaning

looks like; seems like; appears to~

How to use

な-adjective
い-adjective +
Irregular: いい/よい => よさ
Verb ます (stem form)
Verb た (tai form)
Noun (very limited)
ge げ jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 気 【】(ge) / げに (ge ni) / げな (ge na). Meaning: looks like; seems like; appears to~.

This is used it to describe something or someone (not yourself) who looks~ / seems~ / appears to~.

It is similar to , but げ (ge) is much more restricted with what words it can be paired with.

It is usually used to describe things like one’s emotions or state of being, whereas そう (sou) can be used with more general things like weather, etc.

Special Use: Verbs & Nouns

Although this grammar is mostly used with adjectives, it can also be used with some verbs and nouns.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

なにか、いいたげだね。
nanika, iita ge da ne.
They look like they want to say something.
Example #2

あのひとはさびしげなめをしている。
ano hito wa sabishige na me o shiteiru.
That person has a lonely look in their eyes
Example #3

かれはねむたげなこえでおはようといった。
kare wa nemuta ge na koe de ohayou to itta.
He said good morning with a sleepy voice.
Example #4

ずいぶん、じしんありげだね。
zuibun, jishin ari ge da ne.
You seem very confident.
Example #5

ひとりぐらしのためにいえをでるひ、ははわすこしさびしげだった。
hitori gurashi no tame ni ie o deru hi, haha wa sukoshi sabishi ge datta.
My mother looked a little sad on the day I moved out to live by myself.
Example #6

そりゃあちょっとあやしげにみえますからね、そうおもいませんか?
soryaa chotto ayashi geni miemasu kara ne, sou omoimasen ka?
It looks a little suspicious, don’t you think?
Example #7

おきゃくさんにおとなげないたいどをとってしまった。
okyaku san ni otona ge nai taido o totte shimatta.
I took an immature attitude with the customer.
Example #8

にゅうがくしきのあさ、むすこはとてもふあんげだったが、がっこうからかえってくると、あかるいひょうじょうだった。
nyuugaku shiki no asa, musuko wa totemo fuan ge datta ga, gakkou kara kaete kuru to, akarui hyoujou datta.
My son looked nervous on the morning of his new school entrance ceremony, but when he returned home he looked very happy.
Example #9

クラスメートにテストのけっかをきくと、うれしげなかおで100てんだったとおしえてくれた。
kurasumeeto ni tesuto no kekka o kiku to, ureshi ge na kao de 100 ten datta to kotaete kureta.
When I asked my classmate how they did on the test, they answered with a smug face that they got a perfect score.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
不安ふあんnervous
何かなにかsomething
寂しいさびしいlonely

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