JLPT N4 Grammar (rashii)

Meaning

it seems like; I heard; apparently~

How to use

Verb (casual form)らしい
らしく
らしくない
Noun
な-adjective
い-adjective
rashii らしい らしい jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (rashii) / (rashiku nai). Meaning: it seems like; I heard; apparently~

Standard Meaning

  • is used to say:
    • It seems like~
    • I heard~
    • Apparently~
    • Typical of~

When followed up with more information, it changes to らしく (rashiiku).

Opposite use

  • Use to say the opposite
    • Do not seem like~
    • Not typical of~

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

あめらしい。
ame rashii.
It looks like rain / looks like it's gonna rain.
Example #2

おとこらしい。
otoko rashii.
Manly (like a man)
Example #3

おんならしい。
onna rashii.
Womanly; feminine (like a woman)
Example #4

がくせいらしくもっとべんきょうしなさい。
gakusei rashiku motto benkyou shina sai.
Study more like a real student.
Example #5

きょうはきみらしくないな。
kyou wa kimi rashikunai na.
You don't seem like yourself today.
Example #6

ちこくするなんてかれらしくない。
chikoku suru nante kare rashiku nai.
It's not like him to be late like this.
Example #7

これからも、じぶんらしくいきていきたいです。
kore kara mo, jibun rashiku ikite ikitai desu.
From now on, I want to live more true to myself.
Example #8

ねすぎるのは、からだにわるいらしいです。
nesugiru no wa, karada ni warui rashii desu.
Sleeping too much is apparently bad for your body.
Example #9

こんやのいべんとはちゅうしになったらしいですよ。
konya no ibento wa chuushi ni natta rashii desu yo.
Tonight's event was apparently cancelled.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
あめrain
おとこman
おんなwoman
学生がくせいstudent
勉強べんきょうstudy
きみyou
遅刻ちこくtardy
かれhe; him
自分じぶんoneself
生きていくいきていくto live
寝るねるto sleep
からだbody
悪いわるいbad
今夜こんやtonight
中止ちゅうしcancel

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