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How-to say “tend to ____” with (Pre-ます-VERB/NOUN)+がち

How-to say “tend to ____” with (Pre-ます-VERB/NOUN)+がち

The grammar pattern (Pre-ます-VERB/NOUN) + 勝ち (がち) is used to express that someone or something has a tendency to do VERB or NOUN, in which the tendency expressed is a negative one. Common translations of this grammar pattern in use include “tend to do, liable to do, often does, apt to do, prone to do.”
Construction:

Pre-ます-VERB + がち = “tend to VERB”
NOUN + がち = “tend to NOUN”
Example(s):

日本語はとても難しい言語だと思われがちですがたくさんの人はネットだけで学んで上手になります。
Nihongo wa totemo muzukashii gengo da to omowaregachi desuga takusan no hito wa net dake de manande jyouzu ni narimasu.
People tend to think Japanese is a very difficult language, but plenty of people learn with just the internet and become good.

眠いときは間違えがちだ。
Nemui toki wa machigaegachi da.
I tend to make mistakes when I’m sleepy.

子供の頃は病気がちだった。
Kodomo no koro wa byoukigachi datta.
I was prone to getting sick when I was little.

夏休みだから一日中家でゲームしがちだ。
Natsuyasumi dakara ichinichijyuu uchi de game shigachi da.
Since it’s summer vacation, I have tendency to spend all day playing games at home.
Additional Example(s):
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記憶は混同しがちだ
Kioku wa kondou shigachi da.
Memories tend to jumble together

人は誤りがち
Hito wa ayamarigachi
Man is prone to error

間違いは有りがちだ
Machigai wa arigachi da
Accidents are prone to happen

彼女は忘れがちである
Kanojo wa wasuregachi de aru
she is liable to forget

うろたえがちな人
Urotaegachi na hito
a person who often loses one’s head

彼は遅刻しがちだ
Kare wa chikoku shigachi da
He is apt to be late.

人は、言い訳をしがちだ。
Hito wa iiwake o shigachi da
People are apt to make excuses.
Related Grammar:
– 気味