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渋い, 澁い

JLPT 1
Kana Reading
しぶい
Romaji
shibui
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjective (keiyoushi)
    Meaning
    astringent; bitter; puckery; rough; harsh; tart
    Example sentence
    的にもっと地味ってか渋い欲しいんですけどね。 For my tastes, I'd prefer plainer, or rather, more tasteful clothing.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    austere; elegant (and unobtrusive); refined; quiet (and simple); sober; sombre; subdued; tasteful (in a quiet way); understated
    Example sentence
    まず飛び込んきたのは、大きなソファ渋い革張り座面たれゆったりしている The first thing that came to my attention was the large sofa. It was covered in sober coloured leather, the seat and the back both looked wide and comfortable.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    sour (look); glum; grim; sullen; sulky
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    stingy; tight-fisted

Examples of 渋い, 澁い, しぶい in a sentence


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