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Most Common Adjectives

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same
同じ 同じ (na-adj)
おなじ
onaji
same
late
遅い 遅い (i-adj)
おそい
osoi
late
遅いシフトで働く 遅いシフトで働く
おそいシフトではたらく
osoi shifuto de hataraku
work the late shift
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beautiful
きれい きれい (na-adj)
きれい
kirei
beautiful
彼女はきれいな女性だ。 彼女はきれいな女性だ。
かのじょはきれいなじょせいだ。
Kanojo wa kirei na josei da.
She is a beautiful woman.
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important
重要 重要 (na-adj)
じゅうよう
jūyō
important
朝食は、一日で最も重要な食事です。 朝食は、一日で最も重要な食事です。
ちょうしょくは、いちにちでもっともじゅうようなしょくじです。
Chōshoku wa, ichi-nichi de mottomo jūyō na shokuji desu.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
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lively
元気 元気 (na-adj)
げんき
genki
lively
元気なカップル 元気なカップル
げんきなカップル
genki na kappuru
lively couple
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big
大きい 大きい (i-adj)
おおきい
ōkii
big
もっと大きいサイズの靴はありますか。 もっと大きいサイズの靴はありますか。
もっとおおきいサイズはくつはありますか。
Motto ōkii saizu no kutsu wa arimasu ka.
Do you have bigger shoes?
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small
小さい 小さい (i-adj)
ちいさい
chiisai
small
とても小さいハンバーガーがスプーンにのっている。 とても小さいハンバーガーがスプーンにのっている。
とてもちいさいハンバーガーがスプーンにのっている。
Totemo chiisai hanbāgā ga supūn ni notte iru.
There is a very small hamburger on the spoon.
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narrow
狭い 狭い (i-adj)
せまい
semai
narrow
short
短い 短い (i-adj)
みじかい
mijikai
short
短い黒髪 短い黒髪
みじかいくろかみ
mijikai kurokami
short black hair
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long
長い 長い (i-adj)
ながい
nagai
long
このキュウリは、長くて細いです。 このキュウリは、長くて細いです。
このキュウリは、ながくてほそいです。
Kono kyūri wa, nagakute hosoi desu.
This cucumber is long and thin.
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good
良い 良い (i-adj)
よい
yoi
good
野菜は、体に良い食べ物です。 野菜は、体に良い食べ物です。
やさいは、からだにいいたべものです。
Yasai wa, karada ni ii tabemono desu.
Vegetables are good for you.
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hot
暑い 暑い (i-adj)
あつい
atsui
hot
本当に暑いね。 本当に暑いね。
ほんとうにあついね。
Hontō ni atsui ne.
It's really hot, isn't it?
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strong
強い 強い (i-adj)
つよい
tsuyoi
strong
強い台風 強い台風
つよいたいふう
tsuyoi taifū
strong typhoon
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wide
広い 広い (i-adj)
ひろい
hiroi
wide
その川は広くて深いです。 その川は広くて深いです。
そのかわはひろくてふかいです。
Sono kawa wa hirokute fukai desu.
The river is wide and deep.
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cold
冷たい 冷たい (i-adj)
つめたい
tsumetai
cold
あなたの手はとても冷たい。 あなたの手はとても冷たい。
あなたのてはとてもつめたい。
Aanata no te wa totemo tsumetai.
Your hands are so cold.
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bad
悪い 悪い (i-adj)
わるい
warui
bad
天気が悪い 天気が悪い
てんきがわるい
tenki ga warui
weather is bad
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kind
親切 親切 (na-adj)
しんせつ
shinsetsu
kind
親切な行為 親切な行為
しんせつなこうい
shinsetsu na kōi
kind act
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new
新しい 新しい (i-adj)
あたらしい
atarashii
new
新しい時計が欲しいです。 新しい時計が欲しいです。
あたらしいとけいがほしいです。
Atarashii tokei ga hoshii desu.
I want a new watch.
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old
古い 古い (i-adj)
ふるい
furui
old
quiet
静か 静か (na-adj)
しずか
shizuka
quiet
young
若い 若い (i-adj)
わかい
wakai
young
easy
簡単 簡単 (na-adj)
かんたん
kantan
easy
簡単な試験 簡単な試験
かんたんなしけん
kantan na shiken
easy exam
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high
高い 高い (i-adj)
たかい
takai
high
彼は背が高いです。 彼は背が高いです。
かれはせがたかいです。
Kare wa se ga takai desu.
He is tall.
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low
低い 低い (i-adj)
ひくい
hikui
low
低い得点 低い得点
ひくいとくてん
hikui tokuten
low score
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famous
有名 有名 (na-adj)
ゆうめい
yūmei
famous
有名な男優 有名な男優
ゆうめいなだんゆう
yūmei na dan'yū
famous actor
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large
大きい 大きい (i-adj)
おおきい
ōkii
large
different
異質 異質 (na-adj)
いしつ
ishitsu
different
little
少しの 少しの (adv)
すこしの
sukoshi no
little
great
すばらしい すばらしい (i-adj)
すばらしい
Subarashii
great
early
早い 早い (i-adj)
はやい
Hayai
early
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JapanesePod101.com
December 6th, 2018 at 11:48 am
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Hi Sergey,

Thank you for the comment!


Both means "important", but I feel 大切 sounds more subjective.

Hope this helps you.


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Sergey
November 16th, 2018 at 8:40 am
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Thanks for the lesson but I have a question. What's the difference between 重要 and 大切?

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November 5th, 2018 at 6:33 pm
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October 20th, 2018 at 2:40 am
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October 12th, 2018 at 6:21 pm
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>Hi Suchanya,

I think "thank you again and again" could be translated as "重ね重ね(かさねがさね)ありがとうございます".


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Al
October 4th, 2018 at 5:11 pm
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Good list! Great lessons all round..


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CoffeeDrinker5001
October 4th, 2018 at 11:18 am
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I know 親切 (shinsetsu) but I've not used or heard it much so this is a good reminder. All of the other adjectives I'm super aware of and have them at the top of my mind

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Charlie
October 3rd, 2018 at 6:02 pm
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Thanks for the lesson!! ^_^

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Yette
October 2nd, 2018 at 10:56 am
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Thanks for this lesson.

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Jasmine
October 1st, 2018 at 11:34 pm
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The sentence for hikui did not have the word hikui in it - in case you would like to fix that.