気がある

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
氣がある (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

From (ki, spirit, mood) +‎ (ga) +‎ ある (aru, to be, to exist). Literally meaning "have the spirit (for)" or "have the mood (for)".

Verb[edit]

()がある (ki ga arugodan (stem ()があり (ki ga ari), past ()があった (ki ga atta))

  1. to have an interest in something or somebody, to be inclined towards doing something
    (わたし)にはその()がある
    Watashi ni wa sono ki ga aru.
    I'm game.
    あの(おんな)()()があるのかい。
    Ano onna no ko ni ki ga aru no kai.
    Are you interested in that girl?
    (わたし)(おお)いに海外(かいがい)勉強(べんきょう)する()がある
    Watashi wa ōi ni kaigai de benkyō suru ki ga aru.
    I'm greatly interested in studying abroad.