っぽい

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Emphasis of earlier form ぽい (poi), in turn apparently an Edo-period shift from 多い (ōi, many, much, lots of), based on earlier kana spelling おほい.

Suffix[edit]

っぽい (rōmaji -ppoi)

  1. -like
     () (ども)っぽい
    kodomoppoi
    childish
     (かの) (じょ) () (みどり)っぽい (いろ)です。
    Kanojo no me wa midorippoi iro desu.
    Her eyes are of a greenish color.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Inflects as an -i adjective (形容詞).
  • Follows nouns, stems of adjectives, and continuative (連用形) forms of verbs.

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