めく ([めく] )(meku)
Meaning: like / ish ish
Example: his sarcastic-ish way of speaking
JLPT Level: 1
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|means "-ish" or "steeped in". hard to translate!|| |
I felt sure that this would work out.
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|dc||what does this mean? example: |
|blabby||This grammar is quite difficult because it is hard to translate into English. The best translation I can come up with is|
* to become ~like (山は春めく - "The mountain became spring-like")
* to show signs of (show signs of spring)
* ~ish (他人めく - "strangerish")？
* ~ly (冗談めく - Jokingly/皮肉めく - sarcastically)
* ~ing (謎めく - Puzzling)
|blabby||Another interesting thing about this grammar is its use with 擬音語/擬態語|
きらきらする = きらめく To glitter
ひらひらする = ひらめく To flash/flutter
どきどきする? = ときめく To pulpitate
If anyone can correct this or has more information, I would love to hear it.
|dc||きらめく、ときめく are totally different animals from 皮肉めいた、他人めいた。|| |
|Miki||名詞や副詞、形容詞や形容動詞の語幹base＋めく means like something or being in a condtion of something.|| |
|blabby||I thought that きらめく/ときめく was different to 皮肉めく/他人めく too. But in my old grammar dictionary and here:|
they are treated as the same grammar point. Can anyone clarify this?
I think they all mean "summer-like".
|Miki||That's just the transformation of natsumeku 夏めく. Yes, all means "summer-like" すっかり夏めいてまいりました。皆様いかがお過ごしでしょうか。 Natsumeku here is used as compliments of the season for June in a letter.|| |
|bshock||Not directly related to this grammar point, but in ex # 5322, can someone explain the expression "十年来?" Seems like 来 would indicate 10 years to come, even though the translation we're given suggests 10 years past. Idiom or error here?|| |
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