っぽい [っぽい] (ppoi)
Example: It is a child-like expression.
JLPT Level: 2
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|The following is a subject of debate among native speakers: っぽい (っぽ) can only be used for comparisons to what the speaker considers commonly accepted knowledge. Young people hold no such restrictions, but the older generation does (>_|| |
|＊How to use this grammar as an adjective or adverb (works just like an い adjective): 「〜っぽい + Ｎ」 or 「〜っぽく + Ｖ」.|
Example: 子供っぽい人 [a childish person]
子供っぽく見える [look childish]
Ｖ(minus ます) + っぽい
いＡ(minus い) + っぽい
Ｎ + っぽい
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|cdo4||#5729 and #5730 are a dialogue taken from the TV show "London Hearts." The host calls one of the girls "cute-ish" and she snaps back at him with #5730. || |
|Miki||その話しは、うそっぽい The story is too goo to be true.|
かわいいっぽい might be created recently.
|blabby||I never really knew why people say 風邪気味 and 熱っぽい. I used to always make the mistake of saying "風邪っぽい".|| |
|Miki||"風邪っぽい" might be wrong but people including me use the expression.|| |
|The General||This is in my JLPT 2-kyuu grammar book but it is not listed as 2-kyuu grammar on this site.|| |
|Nihonjin||Isn't かわいいっぽい (ex #5729) wrong? From the notes at the top of this page: "いＡ(minus い) + っぽい". So it should be かわいっぽい, right?|| |
|sky||Somebody knows the meaning of あぶらっぽい?|| |
|KWhazit||あぶら is fat or oil... っぽい is an -ish kind of meaning... so あぶらっぽい is fatty or greasy (often used to describe food)|| |
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