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だらけ [だらけ] (darake)
    Meaning: covered with; littered with; infested with,full of
    Example: This website is littered with mistakes.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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だらけ refers to bad things or objects, such as "mistakes," "garbage," etc. It is only used after nouns, but can be used in one of two ways.

N + だらけ
1. 「Aは(が)Bだらけだ」: 部屋はゴミだらけだ。
2. 「BだらけのA」: ゴミだらけの部屋
*Note that the 2nd use is not a complete sentence.
 
(rubyhatchet)

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ex #258   この本は間違いだらけだ。  
This book is littered with mistakes.  
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(dc)
ex #811   この公園は、だらけだ。 
There are dogs all over this park.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #4443   うちの庭は雑草だらけだった。 
Our garden was full of weeds.  
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(Miki)
ex #4444   うわぁ、観光客だらけ 
Look at the mob of tourists.  
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(Miki)
ex #4445   この制度は欠陥だらけだ。 
This system is bristling with defects and drawbacks.  
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(Miki)
ex #4446   石けんだらけの手で私に触らないで。 
Don't touch me with your soapy hands.  
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(Miki)
ex #4447   そのテーブルは一面にほこりだらけだった。 
The table was all covered with dust.  
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(Miki)
ex #4448   その部屋は紙くずだらけだった。 
The room was littered with scraps of paper.  
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(Miki)
ex #4449   それは矛盾だらけだ。 
It's a bundle of contradictions.  
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(Miki)
ex #4450   ラグビーの試合の後、全身打ち身だらけだった。 
My whole body was one big bruise after the rugby game.  
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(Miki)
ex #4451   今は虫歯だらけだ。 
I have a lot of bad teeth.  
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(Miki)
ex #4452   彼女の顔はにきびだらけだった。 
Her face is covered with pimples.  
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(Miki)
ex #6962   妻の趣味で、僕の服は、ブランド物だらけになってしまいました。 
Because of my wife's taste, my closet has become full of brand-name clothing.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6963   昨日からの雨がようやくやんだが、運動場はまだぬれていた。試合を終えたサッカー三種の顔はみんなだらけだ。 
It was raining since yesterday, and the sports ground was still wet. When the contest finished, the faces of the three soccer team players were covered with mud.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6964   私には、世界のあちこちに友達がいて、絵葉書を送ってくれる。そういう絵葉書を壁にはり始めたところ、それが、いつのまにかものすごい数になった。今や壁という壁が絵葉書だらけになってしまった。 
As I have friends here and there in the world, I receive the picture postcards they send to me. Once, I began to pin such postcards in a wall. Without even noticing it, they increased in number to a great extent. Now, the wall we are speaking about is definitely covered with postcards.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6973   この紙は字だらけです。 
This paper is all covered with letters  
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(amenya)
ex #8147   彼女の生涯は悲しいことだらけだった。 
Her life was full of tragedy.  
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(karekano)
ex #8148   彼女は不平だらけだ。 
She is full of complaints.  
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(karekano)
ex #8149   彼の手は泥だらけだった。 
His hands were muddy all over.  
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(karekano)
ex #8725   機械にはほこりだらけだったら、加工した製品によくない影響があると課長が言っていました。 
The section chief said that if the machine was full of dust, there was a bad influence on the processed product.  
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(baenur)

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AmatukaGenerally used with negative nuance 
AmatukaSanseido link 
AmatukaUsed immediately after noun.

N = Noun
 
bamboo4In #, one would normally say 泡だらけ instead of 石鹸だらけ.
 
gigoutouIn # ,I think It's rather "彼女の顔はにきびだらけだ instead of "彼女の顔はにきびだらけだった"  

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