JLPT N1 Grammar (buri / ppuri)

Meaning

style; manner; way​

How to use

Verb (ます stem) + ますぶり
っぷり
Noun
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 Sentences

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Example #1

せんせいはそのせいとのがんばりぶりをみていた。
sensei wa sono seito no ganbari buri o mite ita.
The teacher has been observing how hard that student has been trying.
Example #2

しゃちょうのはなしぶり、ことしのバーナスはないようだ。
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

せんぱいのしごとぶりをみながらようりょうをおぼえよう。
senpai no shigoto buri o mi nagara youryou o oboeyou.
Please watch how seniors work and remember the operations.
Example #4

かれのせいかつぶりをみていると、しょうらいがしんぱいになる。
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

ちちは、えいごではなしかけられただけですごいあわてぶりだった。
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

むすめからのてがみでにほんでのくらしぶりがよくわかった。
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

せんしゅのかつやくぶりがテレビでしょうかいされていた。
senshu no katsuyaku buri ga terebi de shoukai sarete ita.
The athlete’s great efforts were featured on television.
Example #8

かのじょのはなしっぷりからおとうさんのたいちょうがあまりよくないことがそうぞうできた。
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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