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Grammar detail: 〜がる

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JLPT:
〜がる - (someone else) feels (something)
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For an adjective that describes an emotion, the がる construction allows you to say that another person is feeling (or acting as if they are feeling) that emotion.
For example:
  • ずかしい I feel embarrassed ➜
    ずかしがる he/she feels/acts embarrassed
  • こわ
    い I feel scared ➜
    こわ
    がる he/she feels scared
In the case of
しい (want something) and 〜たい (want to do something), がる allows you to say what you think another person wants.
For い adjectives, the い is replaced with がる. For な adjectives, the がる is just added.
かのじょ
彼女
いせい
異性
まえ
ひじょう
非常
ずかしがる

She feels very shy in the presence of the opposite sex.
とし
につれて
さむ
がる
ものです
They'll be more sensitive to the cold as they grow older.
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See also:
  • 〜たがる - (someone else) wants to (do something)

Kanji used in this grammar

チ   はじ shame   はじる to feel ashamed   はじらう to be shy   はずかしい ashamed   
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フ   こわ frightening   
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ヨク   ほしい want   ほっする to want   
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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   
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イ   こと different   
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セイ   ショウ    sex, gender, nature, disposition   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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ヒ   mistake
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ジョウ   つね usual, normal   とこ- endless, unchanging   
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ネン   とし year   
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シュ   と to take   
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カン   さむ cold   
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