JLPT N1 Grammar (mamire)

Meaning

covered with; stained; smeared with

How to use

Nounまみれ

Learn Japanese grammar: (mamire). Meaning: covered with; stained; smeared with.​

This grammar point is similar to , that something is ‘covered with’, ‘smeared with’, etc..

There is a kanji option (塗れ), but it is mostly used with the hiragana version.

まみれ is commonly used with 血、泥、ほこり、砂、汗、油 .

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Example #1

かれはあせまみれだった。
kare wa ase mamire datta.
He was drenched in sweat.
Example #2

むすこがどろまみれになってかえってきた。
musuko ga doro mamire ni natte kaette kita.
My son came home covered in mud.
Example #3

かれのそでがあぶらまみれのなべにふれた。
kare no sode ga abura mamire no nabe ni fureta.
His sleeve touched the greasy pan.
Example #4

ビーチへいったとき、すなまみれになってあそんだ。
biichi e itta toki, suna mamire ni natte asonda.
When I went to the beach, I got covered in sand while playing around.
Example #5

かのじょはあせまみれになって、いっしょうけんめいバレーボールのれんしゅうをしている。
kanojo wa ase mamire ninatte, isshoukenmei bareebooru no renshuu o shiteiru.
She's completely drenched in sweat, giving her all in volleyball practice.
Example #6

だれかきゅうきゅうしゃをよんでください!このひとがちまみれになってたおれている。
dareka kyuukyuusha o yonde kudasai! kono hito ga chi mamire ni natte taoreteiru.
Somebody call and ambulance! This person is collapsed and covered in blood.
Example #7

かれはしゃっきんまみれになったあげくはさんしてしまいました。
kare wa shakkin mamire ni natta ageku hasan shite shimaimashita.
As a result of being piled up in debt, he filed for bankruptcy.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
すなsand
あせsweat
一生懸命いっしょうけんめいto do one's best in something
救急車きゅうきゅうしゃambulance
借金しゃっきんdebt
破産はさんbankruptcy

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