みたい [みたい] (mitai)
Meaning: looks like
Example: Seems like he's caught a cold.
JLPT Level: 3
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|Amatuka||Need to check up on the difference between みたい and よう usage.|| |
|Amatuka||Don't confuse みたい (seeming) with みたい (wanting to see). The latter is the たい (tai) desirative form of みる (I'm not sure how 'seeming' みたい was derived)|| |
|Miki||'seeming'みたい is a part of みたいだ, which is derived from 見たようだ according to 大辞林(daijirin).|| |
|nadine||The first time I came across みたい in that form (the example) I processed it from the literal meaning|
"I want to see that he has a cold" ->
"I want to say he has a cold" ->
(oh!) "Seems like he has a cold" . . .
Ok, it's a stretch but well these are the things you do when you have no one to ask.
|bamboo4||There are certain nuance changes in みたい as my added examples show.|
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