Let’s review!<br />Ok , so now we know that there are 2 types of adjectives in Japanese right?<br />Can you remember what they are called?<br />That’s right ! <br /><ul><li>i-adjectives
na-adjectives </li></li></ul><li>We also learned that there are 2 types of speech in Japanese.<br />Can you remember what the two types of speech were ?<br />Right again !<br /><ul><li> Formal speech
Informal speech</li></li></ul><li>We also learned about the 4 tenses in Japanese!<br />Can you remember the 4 tenses were?<br />Yes? …Good job!<br /><ul><li>Present Affirmative ( is X )
Past Negative ( is not X )</li></li></ul><li>Now let’s go over one some new facts about i-adjectives.<br />There are true and false i-adjectives<br />WHAT? TRUE AND FALSE I-ADJECTIVES?!!....<br />Don’t worry , let me break it down for you. <br />
True adjectives are those that end in ( i ) , hence their name , makes sense right?<br />For example :<br /><ul><li>takai (expensive)
ureshii (happy) </li></li></ul><li>But…..<br />Every now and then you’ll see an<br />adjective like this one kirei(pretty/clean)<br />And you’ll say , “ hey that’s an i-adjective<br />because it ends in i !” <br />Right?...........<br />
And you’ll think to yourself (How can that be ?!, kirei ends in i- so it has to be an i-adjective! )<br />Well in this case (kirei ) is a na-adjective.<br />Why<br />
The reason why it’s a na-adjective is<br />because “true” i-adjectives end in ( i ) but<br />never in (ei )!<br />Since Kirei(pretty)ends in (ei ) it is a false <br />i-adjective..therefore it is called a na-adjective.<br />
So it’s easy to identify the false i-adjectives that end in (ei) like kirei.<br />2. But there are other false i-adjectives that are harder to identify. <br /> Unfortunately you will just have to memorize them.<br />
Check out the following list on the next slide , and<br />notice how kirei (ei) and genki (i) are both na<br />adjectives.<br />(kirei) is easy to identify as a false i-adj because it<br />ends in ei, therefore it is really a na-adj.<br />(Genki) is the tricky one here, but this is one of the<br />ones that you’ll just have to memorize as being na<br />adjectives , and not an i-adjective, but don’t worry<br />There are only a handful of na-adjectives that end in<br />i , and ei.<br />
Some adjectives that seem like i-adjectives but are really na-adjectives…..<br />Kirei(pretty/clean) NA kireinaきれい きれいな<br />Benri(Convenient) NA benrinaべんり べんりな<br />Suki(like/favorite) NA sukina<br />すき すきな<br />Genki(healthy/well) NA genkinaげんき げんきな<br />
EXERCISE TIME !<br /> Identify which are i-adjectives/na-adjectives. Ex: kirei = na adj.<br />1. oishii(delicious)= <br />2. kirei(pretty/clean)=<br />3. takai(expensive)=<br />4. kirai(dislike)=<br />5. ureshii(happy)=<br />
RECAP<br />In this lesson we learned that i-adjectives end in ( i ) but never in ( ei ) <br />We also learned that there are exceptions to this rule because even though (genki)ends in i , it is still a na-adjective.<br />
NEW LESSONS COMING SOON !<br />yoshminna !, ganbatte ne!(Alright everyone ! Good luck!)<br />
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