さっぱり

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  • さっぱり sappari

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  • onomatopoeic or mimetic wordadverbadverb taking the と particlenoun or participle taking the aux. verb する
    feeling refreshed, feeling relieved
    • neat, tidy, clean
      • adverbadverb taking the と particlenoun or participle taking the aux. verb するな adjective
        frank, open-hearted, plain, simple, light
        • adverbadverb taking the と particle
          completely, entirely
          • adverb
            not in the least (with neg. verb), not at all
            • な adjective
              nothing at all, completely useless, hopeless, awful

              Adjective declension

              A list with all the derivative forms for the Adjective, depending of the grammatical use and the degree of formality.

              Plain
              Presentさっぱりだ - さっぱりだ (sapparida) 
              Negativeさっぱりじゃない - さっぱりじゃない (sapparijanai) 
              Pastさっぱりだった - さっぱりだった (sapparidatta) 
              Past negativeさっぱりじゃなかった - さっぱりじゃなかった (sapparijanakatta) 
              Te formさっぱりで - さっぱりで (sapparide) 
              Adverbialさっぱりに - さっぱりに (sapparini) 
              Polite
              Presentさっぱりです - さっぱりです (sapparidesu) 
              Negativeさっぱりではありません - さっぱりではありません (sapparidehaarimasen) 
              Pastさっぱりでした - さっぱりでした (sapparideshita) 
              Past negativeさっぱりではありませんでした - さっぱりではありませんでした (sapparidehaarimasendeshita) 

              Example sentences

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              • Japanese sentence

                彼女はさっぱりした服装をしている。 

                Sentence analysis
                English translation

                She is neatly dressed.

              • Japanese sentence

                私にはさっぱり。 

                Sentence analysis
                English translation

                It's all Greek to me.

              • Japanese sentence

                ほんの一寝入りしたら、さっぱりした。 

                Sentence analysis
                English translation

                Just a spot of shut-eye has already refreshed my mind.

              • Japanese sentence

                あなたをさっぱり理解できない。 

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                English translation

                I can never make you out.

              • Japanese sentence

                あなたのおばあさんは気性のさっぱりしたいい方ですね。 

                Sentence analysis
                English translation

                Your grandmother is a charming lady.