Adjectives

Introduction

An adjective is a word that modifies or describes or specifies a noun or pronoun. An adjective can be used as:

  • a noun modifier
  • a predicate: they are used in the sense of is or equals

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Vocabulary

Adjectives fall into two types.

  • An い adjective ends with い when it modifies nouns and most such adjectives end with あい, いい, おい or うい.
  • A な adjective ends with な when it modifies nouns and most such adjectives do not end with あい, いい, おい or うい.

There are the い adjectives and there are the な adjectives and when they act as noun modifiers, the い is added to the adjective stem and the な is also is added to the adjective stem accordingly. The following table shows a list of adjectives.

*adjective

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