FANDOM


There are two main types of adjectives in Japanese, na-adjectives and i-adjectives.

な-adjectives Edit

Let us begin with the simplest type of adjective, the na-adjective. This is simply a lexeme followed by the particle na. It inflects only for te-form, which is with the suffix -ni. The na is dropped if it is used as a predicate. Being so simple, new adjectives borrowed into Japanese are na adjectives. Examples include hansamu na 'handsome' and kirei na 'pretty'. They can be turned into adverbs by replacing the

い-adjectives Edit

I-adjectives are slightly more complicated. They inflect for tense and affirmation. The following table demonstrates how they do this:

Affirmative Present=-i

Affirmative Past=-katta

Negative Present=-kunai

Negative Present=-kunakatta

Te-form=-ku

Adverb=-

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.