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がち
gachi
JLPT N1
Edit  dc
Meaning
tend to
he tends to be late
Edit  dc
Formation
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Phrases
わたしのボスは、たんきでいかりがち。(いかりっぽい
My boss is short-tempered and tends to get angry easily .
Edit  #793 Amatuka, Miki
たんとうしゃのすききらいによるごかいもばあいによってはおこりがち。
Depending on the likes and dislikes of the person in charge it is also easy for mis-understandings to occur.
Edit  #812 Amatuka, bamboo4
くもりがち
mainly cloudy
Edit  #3175 dc
えんりょがち
tends to be reserved
Edit  #3176 dc
おかねもちはびんぼうにんをみくだしがちである。
The rich are apt to look down upon the poor.
Edit  #4502 Miki
がくせいたちはおなじまちがいをおかしがちだ。
The students are apt to make the same mistakes.
Edit  #4503 Miki
うんどうがけんこうのかぎであることをわたしたちは、とかくわすれがちだ。
We tend to forget that exercise is a key to good health.
Edit  #4504 Miki, bamboo4
くだものはすぐにくさりがちである。
Fruits tend to decay soon.
Edit  #4505 Miki
わたしたちはどんなばんぐみがおこなわれているかにかんけいなく、テレビをみがちである。
We are apt to watch television, irrespective of what program is on.
Edit  #4506 Miki
ねぶそくだとちゅういがさんまんになりがちです。
When you lack sleep, you are apt to be careless.
Edit  #4507 Miki
かのじょはびょうきがちであおじろいかおをしている。
She is in poor health so she looks pale.
Edit  #6025 angelitosh2004
ふゆになってからくもりがちのまいにちです。
The skies are mostly cloudy everyday now that winter has come.
Edit  #6026 angelitosh2004
かれはけっせきがおおいのでべんきょうがおくれがちです。
He is often absent from class so he is apt to be behind the others.
Edit  #6027 angelitosh2004
わたしはこどものころ、びょうきがちだった。
I tended to get sick when I was a child.
Edit  #6625 hana
かれはさいきんやすみがちだ。
He's been taking leave from work lately.
Edit  #7043 agnestan
そのケーキはおいしそうなあ。。。ざんねんながら、わたしはふとりがちだから。。。
That cake looks so yummy... It's a pity, but I tend to put on weight easily, so....
Edit  #7044 agnestan
せんじつ、びょうきがちのおばをみまいにいった。
Yesterday,i went to visit sickly aunt.
Edit  #7160 sureshnihon
かのじょのしょうせつはたいくつになりがちだ。
Her novels tend to dullness (be dull).
Edit  #8162 karekano
かれはたいだにはしりがちだ。
He tends to laziness.
Edit  #8163 karekano
Discussion and comments
verb masu stem + gachi
 遅れます ⇒ 遅れがち = tends to be late

noun + gachi
 怒りがち = tends to anger (get angry)

note: many verbs can be turned into nouns by using a -ri ending.

 怒る【いかる】(v5r) to get angry, to be angry
 怒り【いかり】(n) anger, hatred, (P)
⇒ 怒りがち
dc
The most common use of 'gachi' I found was ... 便秘がち ^^;
Amatuka
Formed from verb -masu base + gachi

Vm = Verb -masu base
Amatuka
amatuka > formation instructions can go in the "notes" section at the top, rather than buried in the comments...
dc
actually i was going to enter your Vm+ .. usage note, but the examples we have here are all with nouns? Can anyone provide some verb+gachi examples?
dc
機嫌を取る→機嫌を取りがち
へつらう→へつらいがち
やる気を無くす→やる気を無くしがち
遠慮する→遠慮しがち
訳は、任せます。:P
Miki
waver vi 心が揺らぐ、迷う
Miki
〜がち: tendency; inclination
This suggests that a situation tends to occur often or easily, as in, 'to be absent often' or 'to become ill easily'.
Both 〜ぎみ and 〜がち are almost always used in a neagtive sense.
angelitosh2004
kekke
quytd