らしい

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Japanese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

らしい (-i inflection, romaji rashii)

  1. seems like
  2. appears like

Usage notes[edit]

  • らしい (rashii) is an auxiliary appended to the word (noun, verb, adjective) it is to modify
  • らしい, when appended makes the word an adjective and is conjugated like a regular -i adjective
  • When used, らしい states something seems a certain way due to gathered information
  • 大人らしくするつもりだったのに、大騒ぎしてしまった.
otona-rashiku suru tsumori datta noni, oosawagi shite shimatta.
Despite the fact that I planned to act like an adult, I ended up making a big ruckus.