JLPT N1 Grammar (biru / bite / bita)

Meaning

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

How to use

Nounびる
びて
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

え、かのじょ30さいなの?ずいぶんおさなびてみえますね。
e, kanojo 30 sai nano? zuibun osana bite miemasu ne.
What, she is 30!? She looks very young.
Example #2

かれはカバンからふるびたカメラをとりだした。
kare wa kaban kara furu bita kamera o toridashita.
He took an ancient‐looking camera out of his bag.
Example #3

めいっこはまだ13さいだけど、さいきんおとなびてきた。
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

むすこはちゅうがくせいになったとたん、おとなびたことをいうようになった。
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

かのじょはずいぶんようびてみえますね。みせいねんじゃないの?
kanojo wa zuibun you bite miemasu ne. miseinen janai no?
She looks very young. Isn't she a minor?
Example #6

ろうごはいなかびたまちでゆっくりとしずかにくらしたいとおもっています。
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

はははずっとそのふるびたじてんしゃをだいじにつかっている。ちちからのたんじょうびプレゼントだから。
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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