Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 8: 10/17
びる びる -like, looking, feeling, with an air of, to become Notice that 古びた and ひなびた are generally only used to modify (describe) nouns.
Structure
Noun + びる
[い]Adjective[ + びる
Noun + びた + Noun
[い]Adjective[ + びた + Noun

Used with a limited set of expressions:
・Common:
おとなびる・おとなびた
びた
ひなびた

・Uncommon/sometimes used in literary language:
田舎びた
物寂びる

・Generally not used in modern language:
ひねこびる
神さびる
おさなびる
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使用域 硬い
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  • Aびる - is a suffix meaning that something in a state that feels/seems almost like A. Used with a limited set of expressions. Often followed by words like 雰囲気 or 見える。
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《小説(しょうせつ)、序章(じょしょう)》旭丘(あさひがおか)は日(ひ)がのんびりとのどかに過(す)ぎていく、海岸沿(かいがんぞ)いのひなびた雰囲気(ふんいき)が漂(ただよ)う漁村(ぎょそん)だった。
A novel, prologue: Asahigaoka was a coastal fishing village with a rustic feel to it, where time passed peacefully.
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