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Lesson 6: 〜みたいに/みたいな/みたいだ

Usage 1:

①Dictionary Form of Verb + みたいだ
②Noun + みたいだ


Meaning of Usage 1:

「〜みたいに/みたいな/みたいだ」means “It seems that…”.

Note:
It’s subjective judgement, often used in oral Japanese.

Examples of Usage 1:

だれ部屋へやにいるみたいだ
It seems that someone is in the room.

かれ学生がくせいみたいだ
It seems that he is a student.

きんちょうしてるみたいだね。
You seem to be nervous.

すごくつかれてるみたいだね。
You seem very tired.

あっちにエレベーターがあるみたいだよ。
It seems that there’s an elevator over there.

Usage 2:

Noun + 〜みたいに/みたいな/みたいだ


Meaning of Usage 2:

「Noun + 〜みたいに/みたいな/みたいだ」means “just like…”.(Analogy)

Examples of Usage 2:

あのくもはウサギみたいだ
The cloud is just like a rabbit.

彼女かのじょはネコみたいだ
She is just like a cat.

とうさんのほしみたいだ
Mr. Sato’s eyes are just like stars.

このねこはまるでとらみたいです
This cat is just like a tiger.

彼女かのじょかおあかくて、まるでりんごみたいだ
Her face is very red, just like an apple.

Usage 3:

Noun + 〜みたいに/みたいな


Meaning of Usage 3:

「Noun + 〜みたいに/みたいな」means “like…”.(as an example)

Examples of Usage 3:

わたしかれみたいなひとになりたいです。
I want to be a person like him.

トムみたいなひとだいきらい。
I hate people like Tom.

おれみたいな大人おとなにはなるなよ。
Don’t grow up to be like me.

これ、おちゃみたいなあじがする。
This tastes like tea.

ぼくはトムみたいな人間にんげんではない。
I’m not like Tom.

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