気にする

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound phrase composed of (ki, mind, heart) +‎ (ni, instrumental or directional particle) +‎ する (suru, to do), literally “to put something in mind” → “to mind or worry about something”.[1][2][3][4]

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

()にする (ki ni suru

  1. (idiomatic) to care about something, to pay undue attention to something, to mind something which is a negative nuance, to worry about something
    彼女(かのじょ)ちっとも()にしていない
    Kanojo wa chittomo ki ni shiteinai.
    She's not worried at all.
    そんな()にしないで
    Sonna no ki ni shinaide.
    Don't worry about that.

ConjugationEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  4. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN