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Jul. 6th, 2006 | 07:20 pm
posted by: clarinetkoko in zokugo

びびり

Meaning: A person who is easily jolted; a scaredy cat.

Examples: おまえは本当にびびりだなぁ。[You're such a scaredy cat.]

Notes: This word comes from びびる, which means 'choke up', or 'wimp out' according to ALC. So basically the verb was noun-ified, and you can see this pretty commonly in mangas, around the net, and in daily life.

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Novalis

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from: novalis_b
date: Jul. 6th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
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Question! ^_^'
What does '本当' mean? Babel fish says it means truth, but I'm not sure how that would work out in the example.

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Koko

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from: clarinetkoko
date: Jul. 6th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
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本当 does mean truth, but it can also be used as expressions like 'really', as an adverb (was it adverb? o_o;). So I suppose the 'such' equals 本当に here. It strengthens the sentence, I think.

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Novalis

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from: novalis_b
date: Jul. 6th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Ah, thanks for the explaination. ^_^ That makes a whole lot more sense than the blank I had been drawing.

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from: _dahne_
date: Jul. 6th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh, so *that's* what Sasuke calls Naruto. I caught the "bibi," but no the last syllable. Neat.

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Ashura Nguyen

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from: ashuranguyen
date: Aug. 13th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much!
But i have a sentence ”ビビリじゃ飛べない” I don't understand. Could you please help me?

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