渋い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しぶ
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
澁い (kyūjitai)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of inflected forms of "渋い"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Continuative (連用形) 渋く ぶく
[shíꜜbùkù]
[shìbúꜜkù]
Terminal (終止形) 渋い [shìbúꜜì]
Attributive (連体形) 渋い [shìbúꜜì]
Key constructions
Informal negative 渋くない ぶくない
くない
[shíꜜbùkùnàì]
[shìbúꜜkùnàì]
Informal past 渋かった ぶかった
かった
[shíꜜbùkàttà]
[shìbúꜜkàttà]
Informal negative past 渋くなかった ぶくなかった
くなかった
[shíꜜbùkùnàkàttà]
[shìbúꜜkùnàkàttà]
Formal 渋いです いです [shìbúꜜìdèsù]
Conjunctive 渋くて ぶくて
くて
[shíꜜbùkùtè]
[shìbúꜜkùtè]
Conditional 渋ければ ぶければ
ければ
[shíꜜbùkèrèbà]
[shìbúꜜkèrèbà]

Adjective[edit]

(しぶ) (shibui-i (adverbial (しぶ) (shibuku), kyūjitai 澁い)

  1. astringent in taste, bitter
  2. elegant, refined, and tastefully quiet, not brash
  3. stingy, cheap
  4. sour, grim

Inflection[edit]

See also[edit]