【Grammar-vol.62】How to use らしい in Japanese

こんにちは!!
ユーキです!!(*゚∀゚*)

This time is about what does らしい mean ( ・∇・)
It is little bit similar to “みたい” so, let’s check みたい too before you read this!!( ´∀`)

【How to use みたい(like a ~) 】
http://www.yuukisensei.com/2019/08/16/grammar-vol-61/

Did you come back here?B) haha
Ok now, let’s see らしい with some sentences!

GO!!XD

Today's Topic
How to use らしい in Japanese

1)Noun+らしい 
By putting らしい after a noun, that noun become more strong.

<<Example>>
女性+らしい➡︎女性らしい(womanly, really like a woman)
春+らしい➡︎春らしい(springlike, really like a spring)
子供+らしい➡︎子供らしい(really like a child)

2)verb+らしい
This means “I heard someone do something” but I am still not sure.

<<Example>>
行く+らしい➡︎行くらしい(I heard someone will go. It seems someone will go)
ある+らしい➡︎あるらしい(I heard there is something. It seems there is something)
始まる+らしい➡︎始まるらしい(I heard it will start.)
終わる+らしい➡︎終わるらしい(I heard it will finish.)

Example.1
彼の顔はとても男らしい!(*゚∀゚*)
kare no kao wa totemo otoko rashii
His face is really like a man.

男 is noun so “男+らしい” ➡︎ “男らしい” and that means “really like a man”.
Is that person talking about me?( ´∀`) hahaha

Example.2
今日は夏らしい格好ですね o(≧▽≦)o 
kyou wa natsu rashi kakkou desune
You have a summerly look today.

Example.3
ユーキの性格は日本人らしくない( ;∀;)
Yuki no seikaku wa nihonjin rashikunai
Yuki’s character is not really like Japanese.

*性格(せいかく)
character

When you want to make it negative form, らしい➡︎らしくない.(*゚∀゚*)
But this is only for “N+らしい” form.

Example.4
来週から花火大会が始まるらしいよ!( ´∀`)
raishuu kara hanabitaikai ga hazimaru rashiiyo
I heard that firework festival will start from next week.

*来週(らいしゅう)
next week
*花火大会(はなびたいかい)
firework

Example.5
明日、ユーキは学校に来ないらしいよ( *`ω´)
ashita Yuki wa gakkou ni konai rashiiyo
I heard that Yuki doesn’t come to school tomorrow.

When you wanna make it negative form, let’s make the verb negative and then
put らしい after that:)

Finiiiiish!! ٩( ‘ω’ )و
Haha

How did it go?xD
Didn’t you get confused with みたい? 

I made some tricky quizzes hehe
If you could clear this quiz, you are the master of みたい and らしい!XD haha

Let’s challenge!!!!o(`ω´ )o
頑張って^^

らしいクイズ!!