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I can't figure out the meaning of 美しくいる It's the second meaning of いる here: 居る "to stay".


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If I have guessed right, you are somewhat confused by the ambiguity of English be. Be itself is a verb that has a meaning when you say "I think, therefore I am". Meanwhile it has another usage as almost meaningless bridge between words in a case like "I am Sam". And English adjectives need the aid of the latter (copula) be to correctly inflect, which ...


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How does it differ, if at all, from the suffix っぽい? I don't think the two are interchangeable. For one thing, the ppoi suffix is often some kind of negative thing like やすっぽい = cheapo, あきっぽい = easily bored, or something. らしい is just "seems like" or "appears to be" without a negative connotation. 2) Is it as archaic as other -き form adjectives tend to be, ...


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