Noun + がち
Noun (1) + がち + な(2) + Noun
- ここに来るといつもパフェを頼みがちだけど、今日はパンケーキを頼む。When I come here I always tend to order parfait, but today I am getting a pancake.
- うちの子は病気がちなので、週に二、三日ぐらいは学校を休みます。My son tends to get sick a lot, so he will take 2 to 3 days off of school.
- サボりがちな人はだいたい成績が悪い。People who tend to skip school usually have bad grades.
- 暇なときはテレビを見がちだけど、忙しい時には全然見ない。Watching TV wins out when I am bored, but when I am busy I don't watch it at all.
- 俺が回すと当たりがちだから、俺にやらせてみろ。Hitting the jackpot wins out when I spin it, so why don't you let me do it.
- 釣れないことはありがちだから、落ち込まなくてもいいよ。そういう日もあるさ。Times that you cannot catch anything often win out, so don't be so upset. It happens.
My boy is apt to get sick.
I went to the house of the student who tends to skip school, and brought him back.
Though な is used more often nowadays, がち can take either な or の when modifying nouns, so がちの生徒 is also OK.
That person is prone to quickly give up on losing weight.
If you are always riding around in a car, you tend to not get enough exercise.
I am prone to be considered energetic, but I actually have a delicate constitution.
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がち – Grammar Discussion
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I’ve found this can be written 勝ち (very useful to retain this imho). Is it often written in kanji?
Due to the kanji meaning ‘victory, prevail’ and the point being used for negative tendencies, i guess this implies that this point literally means something like ‘the negative tendencies win, prevail’, but how do we have to understand it syntactically (is it the stem of 勝つ used as a noun ?)?
Oh nice! This will help a lot
That is exactly right! I didn’t know this myself, thank you for pointing it out!
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