"かれらはりっぱです。"

Translation:They are splendid.

June 22, 2017

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tanshin

Every Japanese person I've ever said りっぱ to laughs at me. Teachers included.

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/StirlingNa

Heh heh...kind of an archaic word...like Olde English...I think he is AMIABLE...

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ronCYA

Well I think you are cool for saying it!

I'm not Japanese though, so you're still a laughing stock.

July 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JayDaeKang

I think he's still cool :D

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaSnowe

Which is much how I would react if one of my students of English dropped the word splendid.

June 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RobbPorter

I use "splendid" all the time.

November 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ShuriRose

Duolingo needs to up its game when it comes to using everyday phrases...

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GeekManLin

I have started using Anki in addition to duolingo for more variability, also started listening to live Japanese radio while at work. Even though I only understand about one in every 10 words you start to learn common phrases and tricks used in speech.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Valentina877817

Any radio/podcast you recommend?

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris541442

It's about as up to date as "splendid" in modern conversation. ;)

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JustinDono3

Indubitably

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LeqiHan

彼らは立派です。

August 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Fer424801

In what context am I supposed to say somebody is "splendid"?

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cmorwin

Its not necessarily just to describe the state of a person. I'll occasionally use splended (once every week or every other week), typically in the situation where someone presents a bad situation "Hey, the lawnmower just broke" and I'll respond "Oh, thats just splended isn't it? Right when the car broke down too."

Only other times I've used it was mockingly "Why good sir, I do believe we had quite a splended time. Thank you sir, I tip my hat to you."

August 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/StirlingNa

Ripa can mean bright, cool, groovy, awesome idiomatically lol

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BradleyLal

Rippa

February 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LastJojo

りっぱ

January 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DanielYatabe

One thing to keep in mind about that silly word (りっぱ) is that it's in JLPT N5 so it probably should be kept in...

January 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jay.hammer

彼らは立派です。

February 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KallenX

You dont use older splendid words? Up your vocab yo. Spice up your vernacular.

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/panglossa

If you want to be really archaic: 彼等は立派です。 :)

November 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lloyd76445

talking about bts

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KallenX

Australian Japanese?

April 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex950702

First time I see the word りっぱ。

May 10, 2019
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