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Grammar detail: 関心がある(かんしんがある)

関心がある(かんしんがある) - have an interest
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A variety of phrases using
かんしん
関心
can be used to express interest in something:
  • 関心がある / ない have an interest / have no interest
  • 関心が強い / 高い / 深い have a strong interest
  • 関心が弱い / 低い / 薄い have little interest
In each case typical usage is
phrase
+
に関心が〜
.
せいじ
政治
かんしん
関心
ある
わかもの
若者
ってきている
よう
It appears the number of young people with an interest in politics is decreasing.
かのじょ
彼女
フットボールまったく
かんしん
関心
ないよう
She seems quite indifferent to football.
おじ
げいじゅつ
芸術
かんしん
関心
たか

My uncle has a deep interest in art.
Note that the homonym
かんしん
感心
cannot be used in any of these expressions.
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Kanji used in this grammar

カン   せき barrier   かかわる to be connected   
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シン   こころ heart   
キョウ   ゴウ   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   しいる to compel, to force   
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コウ   expensive; high   たか    たか expensive, tall, high   たかまる to be elevated   たかめる to promote, heighten   
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シン   ふか deep   ふかめる to fill   ふかまる to deepen   
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ジャク   よわ weak   よわ to weaken, to be troubled   よわまる to weaken, to abate   よわめる to weaken, to break the force of   
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テイ   ひく low   ひくめる to lower   ひくまる to be lowered   
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ハク   うす thin   うすめる to dilute   うすまる to be watered down   うすれる    うすらぐ to decline, fade   
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カン    feelings   
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セイ   ショウ   まつりごと government   
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ジ   チ   おさめる to govern   おさまる to be at peace   なお to get better   なお to cure   
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ジャク   ニャク   わか young   もしくは or   
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シャ   もの person, someone   
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ゲン   へ become less   へらす reduce   
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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   
ゲイ    technique   
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ジュツ    technique   
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