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がち [がち] (gachi)
    Meaning: tend to
    Example: he tends to be late
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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  Notes:  
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)

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ex #793   私のボスは、短気で怒りがち。   (怒りっぽい is conventionl.) 
My boss is short-tempered and tends to get angry easily .  
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(Amatuka)
ex #812   担当者の好き嫌いによる誤解も場合によっては起こりがち。 
Depending on the likes and dislikes of the person in charge it is also easy for mis-understandings to occur.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #3175   曇りがち  
mainly cloudy  
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(dc)
ex #3176   遠慮がち  
tends to be reserved  
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(dc)
ex #4502   お金持ちは貧乏人を見下しがちである。 
The rich are apt to look down upon the poor.  
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(Miki)
ex #4503   学生たちは同じ間違いをおかしがちだ。 
The students are apt to make the same mistakes.  
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(Miki)
ex #4504   運動が健康の鍵であることを私たちは、とかく忘れがちだ。 
We tend to forget that exercise is a key to good health.  
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(Miki)
ex #4505   果物はすぐに腐りがちである。 
Fruits tend to decay soon.  
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(Miki)
ex #4506   私たちはどんな番組が行われているかに関係なく、テレビをがちである。 
We are apt to watch television, irrespective of what program is on.  
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(Miki)
ex #4507   寝不足だと注意が散漫になりがちです。 
When you lack sleep, you are apt to be careless.  
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(Miki)
ex #6025   彼女は病気がちで青白い顔をしている。  
She is in poor health so she looks pale.  
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(angelitosh2004)
ex #6026   冬になってから曇りがちの毎日です。  
The skies are mostly cloudy everyday now that winter has come.  
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(angelitosh2004)
ex #6027   彼は欠席が多いので勉強が遅れがちです。 
He is often absent from class so he is apt to be behind the others.  
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(angelitosh2004)
ex #6625   私は子供の頃、病気がちだった。 
I tended to get sick when I was a child.  
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(hana)
ex #7043   彼は最近休みがちだ。  
He's been taking leave from work lately.  
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(agnestan)
ex #7044   そのケーキはおいしそうなあ。。。残念ながら、私は太りがちだから。。。 
That cake looks so yummy... It's a pity, but I tend to put on weight easily, so....  
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(agnestan)
ex #7160   先日、病気がちのおばを見舞いに行った。 
Yesterday,i went to visit sickly aunt.  
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(sureshnihon)
ex #8162   彼女の小説は退屈になりがちだ。 
Her novels tend to dullness (be dull).  
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(karekano)
ex #8163   彼は怠惰に走りがちだ。 
He tends to laziness.  
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(karekano)

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  See Also:  
  • gari    (がち and がり are similar, the latter seems to be used more for personal feelings. ) [Amatuka]
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  Comments:  
AmatukaThe most common use of 'gachi' I found was ... 便秘がち ^^; 
Mikiwaver vi 心が揺らぐ、迷う 
AmatukaFormed from verb -masu base + gachi

Vm = Verb -masu base
 
dcamatuka > formation instructions can go in the "notes" section at the top, rather than buried in the comments... 
dcactually 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? 
Miki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

 
angelitosh2004〜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.
 
quytdkekke 

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