JLPT N1 Grammar (buri / ppuri)


style; manner; way​

How to use

Verb (ます stem) + ますぶり
buri ぶり jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (buri / ppuri). Meaning: style; manner; way​.

This describes the appearance, state, action, condition, degree or the way one does something.

  • This cannot be used with all verbs / nouns.
  • Depending on the word, either ぶり (buri) or っぷり (ppuri) may be used, or one may be more acceptable than the other.

Kanji form: 「振り」.

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Example #1

sensei wa sono seito no ganbari buri o mite ita.
The teacher has been observing how hard that student has been trying.
Example #2

shachou no hanashi buri dewa, kotoshi no boonasu wa nai you da.
From the way the director talks, there will probably be no bonus this year.
Example #3

senpai no shigoto buri o mi nagara youryou o oboeyou.
Please watch how seniors work and remember the operations.
Example #4

kare no seikatsu buri o mite iru to, shourai ga shinpai ni naru.
Looking at his life, I'm worried about his future.
Example #5

chichi wa, eigo de hanashi kakerareta dake de sugoi awate buri datta.
My father got all panicked just because someone spoke to him in English.
Example #6

musume kara no tegami de nihon de no kurashi buri ga yoku wakatta.
From a letter my daughter wrote me, I understand how she lives in Japan pretty well.
Example #7

senshu no katsuyaku buri ga terebi de shoukai sarete ita.
The athlete’s great efforts were featured on television.
Example #8

kanojo no hanashippuri kara otousan no taichou ga amari yokunai koto ga souzou dekita.
I could tell from the way she talked that her father was not in such good shape.

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