JLPT N2 Grammar (gimi)


-like; -looking; -looked; tending to

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)気味

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

kare wa hito no namae o wasure gimi de aru.
He is apt to forget people's names.
Example #2

sakuya, kare wa kaze gimi datta.
He had a bit of a cold last night.
Example #3

kaze gimi de, netsu ppoi nda.
I feel like I'm catching a cold, and I'm a bit feverish.
Example #4

zangyou tsuzuki de tsukare gimi da.
I'm feeling a bit tired due to continued overtime work.
Example #5

shinnyuu shain wa kinchou gimi no kao o shiteimasu.
The new employee looks a little bit nervous.
Example #6

kanojo wa enryo gimi ni sou itta.
She said that hesitantly.
Example #7

watashi mo saikin futori gimi nano de, undou shinaito ikemasen.
I also tend to gain weight recently so I have to exercise.
Example #8

honjitsu no kabuka wa sagari gimi desu.
The stock prices are on the low side today.

Vocabulary List

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
風邪かぜcold; sickness

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