大きい ([おおきい] )(i-adjectives)
Meaning: using adjectives 形容詞の使い方
Example: (I-adjective) + (coupula)
JLPT Level: 4
Author: Reuben Pitman
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|Another way to say "big" in Japanese is "dekkai," as in "dekkai yatsu datta (he was huge)"|| |
|The na adjective version of ookii can only be used with abstract concepts.|
i.e. ookina mondai (a big problem).
|Adjectives are seperated into 3 groups, much the same way that verbs are. these groups are|
い-Adjectives, な-Adjectives, and irregular Adjectives.
いーadjectives are the easiest to spot because the end with い
な-adjectives are all adjectives that don`t end with い, they are called な- adjectives because when you attach them to nouns you insert a な at the end of the adjective.
親切<font color=red size=1>な</font>ひと
at the moment I can@t think of any other examples but trust me there are more than a few な adjectives. if you see two kanji together then chances are it is a な adjective.
the final group is the Irregulare adjectives. As I`m sure you have guessed they get their name because they don`t follow the rules of the other two groups. Irregulare adjectives are adjectives that end in い but when attached to a noun follow the rules of the な adjectives.
The best example of this is
きれ<font color=blue>い</font><font color=red>な</font>女
irregulare adjectives are the least common the the three groups.
Using な with い-Adjectives
it is true that you can treat most いadjectives as な adjectives by replacing the final い with な
but as far as I know this can only be used with abstract concepts. I have heard it used to discribe objects, but only when the object was a wish or desire
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|Perches||Should this even be on the site? || |
|dcarter||This is sometimes used as a 'na' adjective isn't it?|| |
|KWhazit||Perches: Probably not, as it's vocabulary, not grammar.|
dcarter: Yes, as 大きな (ooki na).
|gandal||this is not a grammar point|| |
|captcouch||Of course it's a grammer point. It's providing information on certain adjectives along with their different forms.|| |
|mirax||ゅうめい (famous) is an example of an "irregular" verb. I wouldn't really consider them "irregular" because the い in those cases are just an extension of the "e" sound.|| |
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