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N2 Lesson 8: 1/24

気(げ)
seemingly, giving appearance of, [expresses emotions or feelings]

Structure
Verb[ます+ + (1)
[い]Adjective[+ + (1)
[な]Adjective + + (1)

(1) + Noun
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  • [~げ → more subjective and less certain・~そう → more objective]
  • [Conjecture/guess, based on visual cues・Low confidence・Subjective・Often used with words describing feelings]
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誰(だれ)かに「私(わたし)言(い)うとおりにすれば、いつの間(ま)にかお金持(かねも)ちになれるんだ」と言(い)われると、頭(あたま)中(なか)赤(あか)ランプが点灯(てんとう)して、これはなにか怪(あや)し儲(もう)け話(ばなし)だと思(おも)うようになる。このような人(ひと)には、いつも気(き)を付(つ)けなければならない。
When someone says: "Do as I say, and you will get rich in no time", a warning light in my head turns on and I begin to think that "this gives off the appearance of a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme". One must always be wary of people like this.
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Aどうしてそんなに満足(まんぞく)の?
B日本語(にほんご)能力(のうりょく)試験(しけん)、合格(ごうかく)したんだよ!
A: Why are you giving off the appearance of being so satisfied?
B: I passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test!
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彼女(かのじょ)私(わたし)言葉(ことば)を聞(き)いて悲(かな)し顔(かお)で出(で)かけた。どうしてそんな態度(たいど)を取(と)ったのか分(わ)からない
She left with a seemingly sad look upon her face after hearing my words. I don't understand the change in her demeanor.
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