ねばねば

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spelling 粘々

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) ばねば [néꜜbànèbà] (Atamadaka – [1])[1] applies to the adverb and the -suru verb
  • (Tokyo) ばねば [nèbánébá] (Heiban – [0])[1] applies to the noun
  • IPA(key): [ne̞ba̠ne̞ba̠]

Adverb[edit]

ねばねば (katakana ネバネバ, rōmaji nebaneba)

  1. stickily
  2. persistently

Noun[edit]

ねばねば (katakana ネバネバ, rōmaji nebaneba)

  1. stickiness
  2. persistence

Usage notes[edit]

When this term refers to being persistent, it often has a negative connotation.

Verb[edit]

ねばねばする (suru conjugation, katakana ネバネバする, rōmaji nebaneba suru)

  1. be sticky, greasy
     ()ねばねばした
    Te ga nebaneba shita.
    My hands are sticky.
  2. be persistent, tenacious

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN