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, II, UI, 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…
Noun が 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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