What does "pera pera" mean?

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"Pera pera (ぺらぺら)" is a (words mimicking states). They directly express states or actions of people and things. There are a few meanings for "pera pera" depending on the context. 

(1) Talk fluently

Kare wa nihongo ga pera pera desu.

He speaks Japanese fluently.

(2) Talkativeness in a negative sense or to chatter.

Hiroshi wa himitsu o pera pera hanashite shimaimashita.  

Hiroshi was so talkative that he told the secret.

(3) Thin, flimsy

Kono shatsu wa pera pera da.     

This shirt is flimsy.

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