だらだら

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably onomatopoeia. Also appears to be related to classical verb 垂る (taru), modern 垂れる (tareru, to hang down, like a droplet or loose string; to droop; to flow slowly, to drip).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

だらだら (rōmaji daradara)

  1. (onomatopoeia) pouringly, drippingly
  2. sluggishly, taking a long time
  3. in an idling manner
  4. going on and on when speaking

Usage notes[edit]

Followed by the adverbial particle (to), or by the perfective form した (shita) of verb する (suru, to do).

Verb[edit]

だらだらする (intransitive, rōmaji daradara)

  1. (onomatopoeia) to pour, to drip
  2. to be sluggish, to take a long time, to dawdle
  3. to idle about
  4. to go on and on when speaking

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9