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Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by tellitto, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. tellitto New Member


    Can anyone help me identify what トゥルバリis please?
    I just can't fathom what it is even with its context.

    Here's the word with its context.


    I'd really appreciate anyone's help. Thanks in advance!
  2. Arui Kashiwagi Senior Member

    I had no idea at first, but according to Google results it's apparently a word that only appears in Okinawa dialect. The original form is a verb "とぅるばる" (conjugates like とぅるばら-ない, とぅるばり-ます etc.) and the meaning is "to be dazed". So here the speaker is describing his/her personal illness(?) with his/her casual expression.

    I don't think this word is widely known outside Okinawa. But multiple (although not many) websites tell about this verb, so probably it really exists.

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