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This may be the funnest, cutest, and bestest lesson ever. That or I'm struggling to write a intro and decided to fill it with a bunch of adjectives.
The important things to learn about Japanese adjectives. There are two ways to work them into sentences. Lastly, if you use the adjective at the end of the sentence you DO NOT need Desu.
With those ideas now firmly in your head let's dive into adjectives shall we? There are two types of adjectives in Japanese I and NA adjectives. The first group,”I” adjectives, (pronounced “ee”). This is because of the form of the word. All I-adjectives if written in Romaji end in two vowels the last of which is “I”.
AI: からい (Spicy)
II: かわいい (Cute)
UI: ふるい (Old)
EI: n/a – Words like kirei (Pretty) etc. are not I-adjectives.
OI: おおい (Many)
Below are two common sentence construction for adjectives.
Adj [tense] Noun…
Noun が Adj [tense].
A common misunderstanding that comes along with adjective are the conjugation of colors. Just like verbs, there are stems to the adjective, which is everything before the final い. Which is why the colors when acting as a noun are said without the い. Once the い is attached to the end, they become adjectives. See some examples below.