JLPT N2 Grammar (gimi)

Meaning

-like; -looking; -looked; tending to

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)気味
Noun

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ぎみ】(gimi). Meaning: -like; -looking; -looked; tending to. It is used to express that something looks or seems to be a certain way.

  • 疲れ気味 【つかれぎみ】(looks/seems tired)
  • 太り気味 【ふとりぎみ】 (looks/seems large)
  • 遅れ気味 【おくれぎみ】(tends to be late)
  • 寝不足気味 【ねぶそくぎみ】(looks/seems to be sleep deprived)
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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

かれはひとのなまえをわすれぎみである。
kare wa hito no namae o wasure gimi de aru.
He is apt to forget people's names.
Example #2

さくや、かれはかぜぎみだった。
sakuya, kare wa kaze gimi datta.
He had a bit of a cold last night.
Example #3

かぜぎみで、ねつっぽいんだ。
kaze gimi de, netsu ppoi nda.
I feel like I'm catching a cold, and I'm a bit feverish.
Example #4

ざんぎょうつづきでつかれぎみだ。
zangyou tsuzuki de tsukare gimi da.
I'm feeling a bit tired due to continued overtime work.
Example #5

しんにゅうしゃいんはきんちょうぎみのかおをしています。
shinnyuu shain wa kinchou gimi no kao o shiteimasu.
The new employee looks a little bit nervous.
Example #6

かのじょはえんりょぎみにそういった。
kanojo wa enryo gimi ni sou itta.
She said that hesitantly.
Example #7

わたしもさいきんふとりぎみなので、うんどうしないといけません。
watashi mo saikin futori gimi nano de, undou shinaito ikemasen.
I also tend to gain weight recently so I have to exercise.
Example #8

ほんじつのかぶかはさがりぎみです。
honjitsu no kabuka wa sagari gimi desu.
The stock prices are on the low side today.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
疲れるつかれるto be tired
遅れるおくれるto be late
寝不足ねぶそくsleep deprivation
新入社員しんにゅうしゃいんnew employee
緊張きんちょうnervous
かおface
残業ざんぎょうovertime
風邪かぜcold; sickness
ねつfever

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