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10. Absolute Beginner #10 - Introduction to Adjectives in Japanese


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Marcello san, SARAH san,
konnichiwa.
Basically i-adjective has ‘i’ at the end for example, ookii, chiisai, furui, atarashii and so on except kirei and yuumei.
:smile:
Yuki 由紀
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avatar SARAH

Hi!

How do i know if an adjective is an “i-adjective” or a “na-adjective”?
Is there any way to distinguish between the two?
Or I just have to remember all the words that belongs to “i-adj.” and “na-adj.”?

Thank you very much :)

avatar Marcello

But when presented with a new adjective, how do I know its an i (like furui) or a na (like free) adjective?

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Sarah san,
Konnichiwa.
Please refer to the sites below.
https://nihongoichiban.com/2011/04/10/complete-list-of-kanji-for-jlpt-n5/
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/JLPT_Guide/JLPT_N5_Kanji

Aidanさん、
こんにちは。
そうですか。わかりました。
では、にほんごをべんきょうしましょう!Let’s study with us.
:smile:
Yuki 由紀
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avatar Aidan

私は暇です。 :smile:

avatar Sarah

Are all the 漢字 in the lesson notes for i adjectives and Na adjectives recommended to learn for JLPT N5?

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Brandon Schraven san,
konnichiwa! :smile:
I’m very sorry for the late reply!!
Basic rule is that when an adjective ends with ‘i’ like ‘ookii’ ( = big) and ‘marui’ ( = round),
it’s i-adjective whilst if an adjective ends with ‘na’ like ‘yuumeina’ ( = famous)
it’s na-adjective. These forms appear when an adjective comes right before noun
modifying it.
i.e. samui hi ( = cold day)
yuumeina hito ( = famous person)

Hope this helps!

Natsuko (奈津子),
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Yukari san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Please take your time.
If you start learning Japanese, it normally takes time.
Then after practicing you can be able to speak Japanese.
Yuki 由紀
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avatar Yukari

This is kinda hard beacuse i never spoke in japanese before.

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Hello Julian,

Thank you for posting.
Please check the Review section for quizzes!

Let us know if you have any further questions.
Cheers,
Lena
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