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Adverb edit

ぽつん (potsun

  1. by oneself; in a lonely manner
    ()()ぽつんと()っている。
    Koya ga potsun to tatteiru.
    The cottage is standing alone.
  2. only, simply
    • 1966, Agatha Christie, translated by Keiko Matsumoto, Aoressha satsujin jiken, translation of The Mystery of the Blue Train (in English):
      まるで()(ども)(なに)かのように(かれ)(こと)()(ひと)(こと)(ひと)(こと)ぽつんぽつんととぎれがちにいった。
      Maru de kodomo ka nanika no yō ni kare wa kotoba o hitokoto, hitokoto, potsun-potsun to togire gachi ni itta.
      He spoke rather like a child, word by word, simply, pausing wistfully.

Usage notes edit

  • Used with (~to).

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