「Adjectives and Adverbs」
「Adj stem + garu がる」
”Show signs of"
The auxiliary verb garu attaches to the stems of adjectives expressing human emotion or sensation. It indicates that a person other than the speaker shows signs of being happy, sad or lonely, or that they feel pain, colt, hot etc. Garu conjugates like a regular group-1 verb: kowagaranai, kowagarimasu, kowagaru, kowagatte, kowagatta.
Kono-ko wa ōki inu o kowagarimasu.
This child fears big dogs.
「Lit., This child shows signs of being scared of big dogs.」
Akira wa ashi o itagatte iru.
Akira feels a pain in his leg.
「Lit., Akira shows signs of having a pain in his leg.」
Hara-san wa sono shōtai o meiwakugatte ita.
Mr. Hara felt annoyed by that invitation.
「Lit., Mr Hara showed signs of being annoyed by that invitation.」
Garu is also used with the i-adjective hoshii or the auxiliary i-adjective tai when indicating another person's desire to do something.
Otōto wa atarashī kuruma o hoshigatte iru.
My younger brother wants a new car.
「Lit., My younger brother shows signs of wanting a new car.」
Hiroshi wa inu to asobitagatta.
Hiroshi wanted to play with the dog.
「Lit., Hiroshi showed signs of wanting to play with the dog.」
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