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Grammar detail: 〜がかった

〜がかった - ~ish; ~ leaning
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〜がかった
means
~ish; ~ leaning; ~like etc.
がかった is the past form of , and can be appended to various words to add the sense of ~ish - something is a little like whatever the word describes. It is commonly used with colors:
かのじょ
彼女
あかみ
赤味
がかった
かみ
しているそれでにんじんというあだなついている
She has reddish hair, whence comes her nickname "Carrot".
かべ
わたし
まいあさ
毎朝
べている
マフィンような
きみ
黄味
がかった
しろ
だった
The walls were the cream color of my daily morning muffin.
Source: 世界の終りとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド(村上 春樹)
It is also commonly used to imply political leanings - for example,
ひだり
がかった and
あか
がかった are both used with similar meanings:
サダム
きょうい
脅威
でないなど
あか
がかった
はんせん
反戦
うんどう
運動
ひとたち
人達
くらい
It's only the anti-war pinkos who say things like Saddam isn't a threat.
Compare this with 〜
てき
which does not change the meaning, but simply turns a noun into an adjective. In very rare cases, both can be used - for example,
しばいてき
芝居的
and
しばい
芝居
がかった both mean 'play-like' and hence 'dramatic':
きゅう
しばい
芝居
がかった
たいど
態度
とる
Don't take that dramatic attitude all of a sudden.
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Kanji used in this grammar

サ   ひだり left   
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セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
テキ   まと target   
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しば lawn   
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キョ   い to exist, to be present   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ミ   あじ taste   あじわう to taste   
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ハツ   かみ hair (of the head)   
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モウ   け fur   
ヘキ   かべ wall   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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マイ   every, each
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チョウ   あさ morning   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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オウ   コウ   き yellow   
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ハク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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キョウ   おど    おどかす    おびやかす to threaten, to intimidate   
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イ    intimidating   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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ハン   ホン   タン    anti-   そらす to bend, to warp   そ to be warped, curved   
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セン   いくさ battle, war   たたか to do battle   
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ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
タツ    arrive   
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キュウ   いそ to hurry   
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タイ    condition, appearance   
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ド   ト   タク   degree   たび occasion, time   
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