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Decoded Slug: ~っぽい (〜ppoi)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~っぽい (〜ppoi)

~っぽい (〜ppoi)

Short explanation:

Used to indicate that something has the appearance, characteristics, or behavior of something else.


Noun + っぽい, Verb-casual + っぽい, い-Adjective + っぽい, な-Adjective + っぽい


Kanojo wa otonappoi fuku o kite iru.
She is wearing clothes that look mature.
Kono setsumei wa wakari nikuppoi.
This explanation seems difficult to understand.
Kare wa tsukareta ppoi kao o shite iru.
He has a face that looks tired.
Kono heya wa samuppoi kanji ga suru.
This room has a cold-like feeling.

Long explanation:

The ~っぽい grammar point is used when something or someone appears to have the characteristics or behavior of something else, often indicating an uncertainty or likelihood. It indicates a resemblance, rather than a definitive statement. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a noun, verb, or adjective.

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