JLPT N1 Grammar (buru / butte / butta)

Meaning

assuming the air of; behaving like; to pretend / act like ~

How to use

Nounぶる
ぶって
ぶった
ぶっちゃって
な-adjective
い-adjective +
buru ぶる jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 振る【】(buru / butte / butta). Meaning: assuming the air of; behaving like; to pretend / act like ~.

This is used to show that someone intentionally does an action or shows a certain behavior. It is often used to express something negatively.

It is most often used with て form or た form: 「ぶっている」、「ぶった」「ぶっちゃって」.

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Example #1

かれはかねもちぶっているが、ほんとうはしゃっきんがたくさんある。
kare wa kanemochi butte iru ga, hontou wa shakkin ga takusan aru.
Though he pretends to be rich, in reality he is in serious debt.
Example #2

しんせつぶってちかづいてくるひとにはきをつけてください。
shinsetsu butte chikadzuite kuru hito ni wa ki o tsukete kudasai.
Be careful of people who approach you and pretend to be nice.
Example #3

まだまだこどものくせにおとなぶっちゃって、どうしたの?
mada mada kodomo no kuse ni otona bucchatte, doushita no?
Even though you're still a child, you're pretending to be an adult. What's wrong?
Example #4

わかものぶってうすぎなどするからかぜをひくんですよ。
wakamono butte usugi nado suru kara kaze o hikun desu yo.
You keep acting like you're still young and wearing thin clothes so that's why you catch a cold.
Example #5

むすこはわるぶっているが、じつはきのよわいやさしいこです。
musuko wa waru butte iru ga, jitsu wa ki no yowai yasashii ko desu.
My son acts tough, but he is actually quite weak and gentle.
Example #6

あねはみんなのまえでは、いつもじょうひんぶっているけど、いえではそうでもありませんよ。
ane wa minna no maede wa, itsumo jouhin butte iru kedo, ie wa sou demo arimasen yo.
My sister is always classy in front of everyone, but not at home.
Example #7

りょうしんのまえではいつもいいこぶっているいもうとがきらいです。
ryoushin no mae de wa itsumo ii ko butte iru imouto ga kirai desu.
I hate my sister who always pretends to be a good girl in front of my parents.

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