らしい

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Japanese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

らしい (-i inflection, rōmaji rashii)

  1. seems like
  2. appears like
    大人 (おとな)らしくするつもりだったのに、 (おお) (さわ)ぎしてしまった。
    Otonarashiku suru tsumori datta noni, ōsawagi shite shimatta.
    Despite the fact that I planned to act like an adult, I ended up making a big ruckus.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is an auxiliary appended to the word (noun, verb, adjective) it is to modify.
  • When appended, it makes the word an adjective and is conjugated like a regular -i adjective.
  • This is used to state something seeming a certain way due to gathered information.