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I and na_adjectives in Japanese

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  • 1. Adjectives In Japanese
  • 2. Adjectives …are the words that describe a noun
  • 3. In English they come in all shapes and sizes Big Huge Small Round Rectangular
  • 4. But in Japanese they can be put into 2 easily distinguishable groups
  • 5. Try dividing these into 2 groups へた おもしろい へん たのしい むずかしい げんき しずか じょう ず おいしい しんせつ まずい やさしい
  • 6. Remember… Japanese is a phonetic language
  • 7. Thinking music...
  • 8. Hopefully your list ended up something like this … おもしろい たのしい へた しずか むずかしい げんき やさしい まずい じょう ず しんせつ おいしい へん
  • 9. I-adjectives These are adjectives that end in hiragana "i" The "i" serves as a link to the noun...
  • 10. The 'i' at the end is what links the adjective to the noun It links the adjective to the word it describes い
  • 11. However, there are a couple of exceptions...
  • 12. I-adjectives A few adjectives that end in "i" are not i-adjectives We need to learn these as we come across them
  • 13. Here are the ones we need to know Remember - these are Naadjectives
  • 14. Na-adjectives Most of these do not end in "i" Therefore they need something to link it to the noun... No guessing why they're called "na" adjectives!
  • 15. But... NO 'na' before 'desu'
  • 16. This presentation has been produced by Languages staff at Knox Grammar School with funds provided by the Australian Government through the Languages Program.