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さっぱり

JLPT 3
Romaji
sappari
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverb (fukushi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru, adverb taking the `to' particle
    Meaning
    feeling refreshed; feeling relieved
    Example sentence
    冷水浴さっぱりした A cold bath refreshed him.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    neat; trimmed
    Example sentence
    彼女夕食さっぱりした She freshened herself up before supper.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    plain; simple
    Example sentence
    彼女高価ではないさっぱりした服装していた Though she did not wear expensive clothes, she was neatly dressed.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    completely; entirely
    Example sentence
    彼女さっぱりした服装している She is neatly dressed.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    not in the least (in sentence with negative verb); not at all
    Example sentence
    彼女保健体育講義さっぱり理解できない I can't make head nor tail of her lecture on health and physical education.
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    completely ignorant; not doing at all
    Example sentence
    彼女にはさっぱりい。 Who she is I have no idea.

Examples of , さっぱり in a sentence


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