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Grammar detail: 〜がち

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JLPT:
〜がち - apt to do; lots of
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がち is a useful suffix which can be used in two main ways.
verb stem
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がち
means
apt to do, prone to do, liable to do
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かのじょ
彼女
がっこう
学校
おく
れがち

She tends to be late for school.
noun
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がち
is used to emphasize some quality of the noun. In some cases this might be translated as 'a lot of', in others it might be 'very or much'.
はなよめ
花嫁
ふしめ
伏目
がち
まんざ
満座
ちゅうもく
注目
ながら
にゅうじょう
入場
した

The bride came into the room with lowered eyes and with everyone staring at her.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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ガク   まな to learn   
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コウ    exam   
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チ   おそ late   おくれる to be late   おくらす to make late   
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カ   はな flower   
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カ   marry into   とつ to marry (into, off)   よめ bride   
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フク   ふ to prostrate onself   ふせる lay (face) down   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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マン   full   みちる to become full   みたす to fill, fulfill   
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ザ   すわ to sit   
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チュウ   そそ to pour   
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ヨク   あびる to shower, to bask in   あびせる to pour on   
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ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
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ジョウ   ば place   
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