〜な [〜な] (na)
Meaning: (particle used with na-adjectives)
Example: What a strange man!
JLPT Level: 3
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- naru (な derived from なる, but nowadays naru is fairly restricted in usage (classical and religious contexts)) [Amatuka]
- no (の can be used in modifying words with nouns much as な can with na-adjectives.) [Amatuka]
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|Amatuka||な is used by na-adjectives to modify the word that follows them. |
This is exactly the same way の is used with nouns to modify the word that follows them.
な derived from なる - and なる can still be used in some circumstances in the same way.
|Amatuka||E.g. 車 - (a) Car.|
Modify with な-adjective,
大きな車 - (a) Large car.
Modify with noun
フレッドの車 - Fred's car.
|Amatuka||Note that the same word can often be used both as a na-adjective and as a noun.|
Also quite a lot of i-adjectives can (with the i removed) be used as na-adjectives.
e.g. 大きい車 vs. 大きな車
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