JLPT N2 Grammar (kai ga aru)

Meaning

it’s worth one’s efforts to do something

How to use

Verb (casual, past)
Verb (ます stem)
甲斐がある
かいがある /
がいがある
Noun + の
kai ga aru 甲斐がある かいがある jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【かいがある】(kai ga aru). Meaning: it’s worth one’s efforts to do something.

This may change to がいがある, depending on the preceding verb. This is especially true when used with the ます stem.


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Example #1

どりょくのかいがあって、きぼうのだいがくにごうかくした。
doryoku no kai ga atte, kibou no daigaku ni goukaku shita.
It was worth working so hard. I got into my target university.
Example #2

おいしいといってたくさんたべてくれると、がんばってつくったかいがあります。
oishii to itte takusan tabete kureru to, ganbatte tsukutta kai ga arimasu.
When someone says it is delicious and eats a lot, I feel it was worth working hard making it.
Example #3

まいにちダイエットをがんばったかいがあって、5キロやせることができました。
mainichi daietto o ganbatta kai ga atte, 5 kiro yaseru koto ga dekimashita.
It was worth working hard on my diet every day, as I've managed to lose 5 kilograms.
Example #4

まいにちれんしゅうしたかいがあって、にほんごがじょうずにできるようになった。
mainichi renshuu shita kai ga atte, nihongo ga jouzu ni dekiru youni natta.
It was worth practicing everyday as I was able to become good at Japanese.
Example #5

おきゃくさんによろこんでもらえると、このしごとは、やりがいがあるとおもう。
okyaku san ni yorokonde moraeru to, kono shigoto wa, yari gai ga aru to omou.
When a customer is happy, I feel that this job is worth doing.
Example #6

まいにちつまらないしごとばかりしている。もっとはたらきがいがあるかいしゃにてんしょくしたい。
mainichi tsumaranai shigoto bakari shiteiru. motto hataraki gai ga aru kaisha ni tenshoku shitai.
Everyday I continue to do the same boring job. I want to change jobs to a company with work worth doing.
Example #7

こんなにおいしいラーメンがたべられるなら、2じかんもれつにならんだかいがあるとおもう。
konna oishii raamen ga taberareru nara, 2 jikan mo retsu ni naranda kai ga aru to omou.
If you can eat ramen that is this good, it is worth waiting in line 2 hours for.

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