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.”
Pre-ます-VERB + がち = “tend to VERB”
NOUN + がち = “tend to NOUN”
Nihongo wa totemo muzukashii gengo da to omowaregachi desuga takusan no hito wa net dake de manande jyouzu ni narimasu.
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Nemui toki wa machigaegachi da.
I tend to make mistakes when I’m sleepy.
Kodomo no koro wa byoukigachi datta.
I was prone to getting sick when I was little.
Natsuyasumi dakara ichinichijyuu uchi de game shigachi da.
Since it’s summer vacation, I have tendency to spend all day playing games at home.
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Kioku wa kondou shigachi da.
Memories tend to jumble together
Hito wa ayamarigachi
Man is prone to error
Machigai wa arigachi da
Accidents are prone to happen
Kanojo wa wasuregachi de aru
she is liable to forget
Urotaegachi na hito
a person who often loses one’s head
Kare wa chikoku shigachi da
He is apt to be late.
Hito wa iiwake o shigachi da
People are apt to make excuses.