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Decoded Slug: ~気味 (〜gimi)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~気味 (〜gimi)

~気味 (〜gimi)

Short explanation:

Expresses a slight feeling or tendency towards a certain state or condition.


Verb-te form + 気味, い-Adjective (remove い) + 気味, な-Adjective + 気味


Saikin nebuzoku gimi de, chotto tsukarete imasu.
Lately, I've been somewhat sleep-deprived and a bit tired.
Kono heya wa kurai gimi dakara, motto akarui shoumei wo toritsukemashou.
This room is somewhat dark, so let's install brighter lighting.
Kanojo wa kinchou gimi de hanashite imashita.
She was speaking somewhat nervously.
Kare no koe wa kaze gimi datta.
His voice sounded a bit coldish (as if he caught a cold).

Long explanation:

The ~気味 grammar point is used to indicate a slight feeling, tendency, or inclination towards a particular state or condition. It can be translated as '-ish', '-like', or 'somewhat' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, or な-adjective.

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