[JLPT grammar] Can we replace っぽく with ぽい?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N3 course!



Sensei, for this sentence, can we replace っぽく with ぽい?


[My Reply]

No, we can use 「っぽく」, but not 「ぽい」「っぽい」

At first, it needs smallっ with ぽい.

And when it is added before a verb, the conjugation is っぽく.
~っぽく+ verb

The conjugation of ~っぽい is the same as i-adjective.
So, if it is followed by a noun or ends in a sentence, we use っぽい.

~っぽい花(はな noun)


I hope my answer helps you. 😊


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