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Grammar detail: noun / verb / adjective + っぽい

noun / verb / adjective + っぽい  ~ish, -like
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noun
+
っぽい
means
~ish, ~like
The addition of っぽい modifies a noun so that it functions like an い-adjective. It is similar to the -ish suffix in English.
こども
子供
(child)
こども
子供
っぽい (childish, child-like)
ほこり (dust)ほこりっぽい (dusty)
どうろ
道路
ほこりっぽい
きのう
昨日
あめ
った
はずない
The road is dusty. It cannot have rained yesterday.
わたし
たち
かれ
こうい
行為
こども
子供
っぽい
おも
った

We regarded his behavior as childish.
っぽい can also be used to modify verbs and adjectives. In the case of verbs, っぽい is added to the verb stem:
おこ
る (be / become angry)
おこ
りっぽい (quick-tempered, touchy)
For い adjectives, the い is dropped:
やす
い (cheap)
やす
っぽい (cheap-looking)
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Kanji used in this grammar

シ   ス   こ child   
キョウ   ク   そなえる to make an offering   とも servant, attendant   
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ド   angry   おこ    いか to be angry   
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アン   やす peaceful; cheap   
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ドウ   トウ   みち road   
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ロ   -じ street   
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サク    yesterday   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ウ   あめ    あま- rain   
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コウ   おりる to get off   おろす to drop off   ふ to fall (eg rain)   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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イ    do   
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シ   おも to think   
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