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らしい [らしい] (rashii)
    Meaning: seem, look like, apparently, I heard
    Example: It seems Tanaka will resign
    JLPT Level: 3
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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1。これは ずいぶんふるい ものの (   )。きっと たかかっただろう。
1)ようだ 2)そうだ 3)ほどだ 4)らしい

2 。 「このスープ ちょっと からくないですか。」「どうですか。ちょっと のんでみましょう。うーん、ちょっと(   )ですね。」
1)からいよう 2)からいらしい 3)からいため 4)からいそう


3。 おおかわ「やまださん、どようびの パーティーに しゅっせきなさいますか。」やまだ「ええ、(   )。」
1)そうするつもりです 2)そうするばずです 3)そうするらしいです 4)そうするようです

4。 もっと はやく はしれる(   ) なりたいです。
1)らしいに 2)ように 3)ことに 4)そうに

5 。 「もうすぐ あめが (   )ね。」「かさを もって いきましょう。」
1)ふるようです 2)ふってきそうです 3)ふりはじめました 4)ふるらしいです

6 。 かれは ちからがつよくて おとこ(   )ひとです。
1)とおり 2)ような 3)らしい 4)そうな

7 。 二人は まるで ほんとうの 兄弟(  )。
1)ようだ 2)みたいだ 3)らしい 4)そうだ

8 。 かのじょは プレゼントを もらって うれし(  )な かおを しています。
1)そう 2)ような 3)みたい 4)らしい

9 。 かのじょは ほんとうに 女(  ) ひとですね。
1)らしい 2)ような 3)そうな 4)ように


10 。 彼は 本当に 男(  ) 人です。
1)のような 2)そうな 3)ぐらい 4)らしい

can u get 10 out of 10(ganbattene)
 
(pradyumna_jpn)

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ex #715   動かないらしい 
Seems like it doesn't work (lit: doesn't move)  
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(dc)
ex #4985   そんな事をするなんて君らしくない。 
It doesn't seem like you doing such a thing.  
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(Pan)
ex #4986   私は彼と彼のガールフレンドらしい人を見かけた。 
I saw him and a girl who looked to be his girlfriend.  
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(Pan)
ex #6327   みんなさんは夕方来るらしい 
It seems everybody will come in the evening.  
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(slack.hideo)
ex #6560   kyou ha,tenki ga yoirashiidesu. 
the weather today seems like good.  
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(kanoko)
ex #6561    
we heard that tomorrow weather will be very hot,no!?  
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(kanoko)
ex #6562    
ashita,bokura ha teki ga tottemo atsuirashii naa!  
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(kanoko)

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  • mitai    (rashii seems to be a bit more mature than mitai) [dc]
  • そう    (rashii is "I heard that" where sou is more "seems like") [dc]
  • youda    (youda implies using some judgement, not just heard or feel, or guessing) [dc]
  • darou    (darou is a pure guess) [dc]
  • you    (よう implies some kind of thinking by the user.

    you =
    "it would appear from the clouds, it will rain"

    as opposed to
    rashii =
    "hmm, seems like its gonna rain"

    darou =
    "I guess it'll rain") [dc]
  • looks/seems/heard-group [dc]
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  Comments:  
Pan-らしい is used primarily in spoken Japanese. -ようだ often takes its place when written.  
nathy1985-らしい and -ようだ have different meanings.

You use -らしい as a similie when something is like something else, but is expected to be like that; for example:

'that man doesn't act like a woman' 
その男女らしくしていない

-ようだ is used to make a similie with a condition we don't expect the thing to be like. For example
'That human being acts like a cat'
あの人間は猫のようにしている

If you mean to describe how something seems to be, they differ again, as -らしい is used to make an assumption based on what you've heard (usually from other people) and -ようだ is is used to make assumptions based on what you observe or from what you gather from first hand information.

hope that helps clear things up a little :)
 
mattypapsThere is also another way to use rashi. When I was in Japan I learned it.
大阪らしい、東京らしい
近くに大阪らしい居酒屋がありますか。It means. Is there a oosaka style bar close by. Rashi in this case means something to do with style. I have also heard it means ish like oosakaish.子供らしい
 
KaleNovice Sorry im new here, is there no answer provided? 

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