Adjectives 2


I have written, very briefly, about Japanese adjectives here and since I’m currently reviewing them, I thought it would be a good idea to add a little more info on this subject.

In the other post is mentioned how to use them in a plain positive way, so now let’s see plain negative:

For true adjectives just drop the final i , add ku and then nai.

Examples :

おいしくない Oishiku nai (it’s not delicious)

寒くないsamuku nai  (it’s not cold)

For quasi – adjectives add de and then nai.


べんりでない Benri de nai (it’s not convenient)

元気でない Genki de nai (not feeling well)

Taken from  Tim Matheson’s  Japanese Adjectives available in .



One response »

  1. You have such a great blog for people who’s learning Japanese! I have a very good foodie blog friend who’s also learning Japanese. I’m going to send her your link! =)

    It’s very interesting to read how you learn from non-native point of view!

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