JLPT N1 Grammar (biru / bite / bita)


to seem to be; to appear; to behave as ~

How to use

びた + Noun
い-adjective +
biru びる jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (biru) / (bita) / (bite). Meaning: to seem to be; to appear; to behave as ~.

Often used together with words like 大人びる、田舎びる、古びる、幼びる.

This is mostly used with the た and て forms, 「びた」、「びて」.

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Example #1

e, kanojo 30 sai nano? zuibun osana bite miemasu ne.
What, she is 30!? She looks very young.
Example #2

kare wa kaban kara furu bita kamera o toridashita.
He took an ancient‐looking camera out of his bag.
Example #3

meikko wa mada 13 sai da kedo, saikin otona bite kita.
My niece is only 13 years old, but recently she is starting to seem like an adult.
Example #4

musuko wa chuugakusei ni natta totan, otona bita koto o iu you ni natta.
After my son became a middle school student, he started talking like an adult.
Example #5

kanojo wa zuibun you bite miemasu ne. miseinen janai no?
She looks very young. Isn't she a minor?
Example #6

rougo wa inaka bita machi de yukkuri to shizuka ni kurashitai to omotte imasu.
In old age, I want to live slowly and quietly in a rural town.
Example #7

haha wa zutto sono furu bita jitensha o daiji ni tsukatte iru. chichi kara no tanjoubi purezento da kara.
My mother always uses that old looking bicycle with great care. That's because it was a birthday present from my Dad.

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