Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (ppoi)

How to use

Verb (stem) ます
い-adjective + (い)

Learn Japanese grammar: (ppoi). Meaning: used to say something is -like or -ish.

For example, child-ish / child-like, cheap-ish / cheap-like / cheap-looking

  • 子どもっぽい (kodomo ppoi) childish, childlike
  • 男っぽい (otoko ppoi) manly
  • 女っぽい (onnna ppoi) womanly
  • 油っぽい (abura ppoi) oily
JLPT grammar っぽい (ppoi)  - Learn Japanese

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Example #1

ano shougakusei wa, otona ppoi.
That elementary school student is very adult-like.
Example #2

asa okiru to kao ga abura ppoi desu.
My face is oily when I wake up in the morning.
Example #3

kono kutsu, dezain wa ii keredo, kiji ga yasu ppoi ne.
These shoes have a nice design, but the material looks cheap.
Example #4

toshi o toru to, wasure ppoku naru.
As one gets older, they tend to become more forgetful.
Example #5

kono gyuunyuu wa mizu pokkute oishikunai.
This milk is a little watery and doesn't taste very good.
Example #6

ashita no tesuto wa muzukashii ppoi kara, kyou wa chanto benkyou shinakya.
Tomorrow's test seems difficult, so I really need to study today.

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生地きじfabric; material

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