気味 [ぎみ] (gimi)
Meaning: Vm、N slight tendency toward, seems like, feels so..
Example: He is on the heavy side.
JLPT Level: 2
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Verbs = V conjunctive form + 気味
Nouns = N + 気味
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|Amatuka||Formed from verb-masu base + gimi|
or from noun + gimi
Vm = Verb -masu base
N = noun
|angelitosh2004||expresses a feeling that, although not serious at the moment, there seems to be a sign of or a tendency toward a particular condition, as in, feeling a cold coming on or sensing that one is a little overweight (see my examples above).|| |
|EvilKyra||how would you say 'I tend to slack off at work'?|
(is this ok?「仕事やってるときに怠け者気味です」)
|anna.kendall||Yes I am also interested in this question above, it seems right to me.|
彼は哀しい気味です。He tends to be a bit sad
-ish. i know it's not correct English, but people still use "ish" to make words. Can it be used in this way with 気味？
|erekose200||So what is the difference between 「がち」and 「ぎみ」？|
|bluntcrayon||The main difference between 「がち」and ぎみ is that 「がち」usually describes a general tendency in someone or something while 「ぎみ」describes a visible indication of a tendency. |
e.g. 1 田中は最近太りがちだ
Tanaka has a general tendency to gain weigh but is not necessarily overweight at the moment of speech。Compare with;
Tanaka is showing signs of being overweight。
Also 「がち」Cannot express the idea of "a touch of" or " a little".
(taken from the Intermediate grammar dictionary)
|hungry-sumo||does gimi work with adjectives?|
|geddoe||gimi cannot be used with i-adjectives|| |
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