Day Twenty Four: Na Adjectives

Nahh…

 

Yesterday, we addressed the first of two groups of adjectives in Japanese – i-adjectives. Today, we will focus on the second group – na-adjectives. 

 

Na-adjectives are a little easier to work with since they do not conjugate and are extremely easy to identify. Basically, if it does not end in AI, IIUI, or OI than it is a na-adjective. So, why do we call them na-adjectives? Because these adjectives always have a na attached to the end of them when they come before a noun.  

 

Another important thing about na-adjectives is that when they come at the end of a sentence, the na is dropped and replaced with da or desu

 

Basic Structure in Sentences:  

Adj な Noun…

or 

Noun が Adj Da/Desu. 

or

Adj Da/Desu. 

 

かのじょが けいれい だった。

She was pretty.

 

いぬが しずか ではありませんでした。 

The dog wasn’t quiet.

 

あっちが ぼくの へん な いもうと だ 

That is my strange little sister. 

  

 


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Daily Vocabulary

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  1. well
  2. ok
  3. like
  4. hate
  5. ink
  6. orange
  7. all
  8. easy
  9. quite
  10. kind
  11. strange
  12. dangerous
  13. safety
  14. convenient
  15. honest
  16. polite 
  17. important
  18. bad
  19. healthy
  20. plain 
  1. genki
  2. daijoubu
  3. suki
  4. kirai
  5. pinku
  6. orenji
  7. zenbu
  8. kantan
  9. kekko
  10. shinsetsu
  11. hen
  12. kiken
  13. anzen
  14. benri
  15. shoujiki
  16. teinei
  17. taisetsu
  18. dame
  19. kenko
  20. futsuu
  1. げんき
  2. だいじょうぶ
  3. すき
  4. きらい
  5. ピンク
  6. オレンジ
  7. ぜんぶ
  8. かんたん
  9. けっこ
  10. しんせつ
  11. へん
  12. きけん
  13. あんぜん
  14. べんり
  15. しょうじき
  16. ていねい
  17. たいせつ
  18. だめ
  19. けんこ
  20. ふつう 

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