May 8, 2008

Japanese adjectives

Japanese Adjective Fun

All adjectives end in a diphthong created from the 5 vowels of the Japanese syllabary and the vowel i. (a,i,u,e,o + i (pronounced ee))

The endings of adjectives are thus:

a + i = ai;

hayai, arai, asai, mijikai, nagai, akai, nemutai, chiisai, suppai, amai, takai, aoi, kawai, itai

i + i = ii;

utsukushii, mezurashii, subarashii, itashii, shitashii, muzukashii, atarashii, mezamashii, okii, suzushii, natsukashii, okashii,

u + i = ui;

usui, minikui, zurui, furui, nemui,

e + i = ei;

kirei, teinei, burei,

and

o + i = oi;

shitsukoi, hidoi, kuroi, osoi, noroi, boroi, hiroi, kashikoi, shiroi,

Adjectives ending in ei are considered irregular and their constructions will be discussed later.
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