Recently I’ve been studying Japanese adjectives, I felt like that was missing in my studies and it’s something needed for making sentences (actually I’ve studied them before, but very midly…)

 Tim Matheson’s study material has been a great support, since everything is explained in a clear language with good examples and in a logical sequence.

So, there’s true adjectives that end in i and in shii, they remain unchanged despite appearing after or before the noun. Examples are given by me, I hope that there are no mistakes! ^^;

Example: Sabishii (lonely)

Sono kodomo wa sabishii desu (That child is lonely)

Sabishii kodomo wa kouen ni asobimasu. (A lonely child is playing in the park)

Quasi – adjectives (sometimes referred to as na adjectives) have na attached when they come before the noun and drop the na if they come after the noun.

Example: Kirei (pretty)

Kore wa kirei na hana desu (This is a pretty flower)

Kono neko wa kirei desu (This cat is pretty)

These are the basics,  to use adjectives properly I recommend (again) Tim Matheson’s work, this time his Japanese Adjectives available in his website


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