Adjectives
In Japanese
Adjectives

…are the words that
describe a noun
In English
they come in
all shapes
and sizes
Big
Huge
Small
Round
Rectangular
But in Japanese they can be put into

2
easily distinguishable groups
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
Remember…
Japanese is a phonetic language
Thinking music...
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
I-adjectives

These are adjectives that
end in hiragana "i"

The "i" serves as a link to the noun...
The 'i' at the
end is what
links the
adjective to
the noun
It links the adjective
to the word it
describes

い
However, there are a couple of
exceptions...
I-adjectives
A few adjectives
that end in "i" are
not i-adjectives
We need to learn
these as we
come across
them
Here are the ones we need to
know

Remember - these are Naadjectives
Na-adjectives
Most of these do not end in "i"

Therefore they need something to link it to the
noun...

No guessing why th...
But...

NO 'na' before 'desu'
This presentation has been produced by
Languages staff at Knox Grammar School
with funds provided by the Australian
Govern...
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  1. 1. Adjectives In Japanese
  2. 2. Adjectives …are the words that describe a noun
  3. 3. In English they come in all shapes and sizes Big Huge Small Round Rectangular
  4. 4. But in Japanese they can be put into 2 easily distinguishable groups
  5. 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. 6. Remember… Japanese is a phonetic language
  7. 7. Thinking music...
  8. 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. 9. I-adjectives These are adjectives that end in hiragana "i" The "i" serves as a link to the noun...
  10. 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. 11. However, there are a couple of exceptions...
  12. 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. 13. Here are the ones we need to know Remember - these are Naadjectives
  14. 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. 15. But... NO 'na' before 'desu'
  16. 16. This presentation has been produced by Languages staff at Knox Grammar School with funds provided by the Australian Government through the Languages Program.

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