気がある

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (, ki; "spirit", "mood") + (ga) + ある (aru; "to be, to exist"). Literally meaning "have the spirit (for)" or "have the mood (for)".

VerbEdit

気がある (godan conjugation, hiragana きがある, romaji ki ga aru)

  1. to have an interest in something or somebody, to be inclined towards doing something
     (わたし)にはその ()がある
    watashi ni wa sono ki ga aru.
    I'm game.
    あの (おんな) () ()があるのかい。
    ano onna no ko ni ki ga aru no kai.
    Are you interested in that girl?
     (わたし) (おお)いに海外 (かいがい)勉強 (べんきょう)する ()がある
    watashi wa ōi ni kaigai de benkyō suru ki ga aru.
    I'm greatly interested in studying abroad.
Last modified on 23 January 2014, at 04:02