104 Adjectives (Download PDF)

There are two kinds of adjective in Japanese.

  • i-adjectives: Basically, Japanese origin. Always ends with "i".
  • na-adjective: Basically, Chinese origin. Conjugation is same as noun.
The difference between i-adj. and na-adj.i-adj, na-adj.けいようし Keiyoushi

~い but na-adjective
  • きれい kirei = beautiful
  • ていねい teinei = polite
  • ゆうめい yuumei = famous
  • しつれい shitsurei = impolite
  • きらい kirai = don't like
  • とくい tokui = be good at

Other na-adj. end with "i":

得意(とくい)、心配(しんぱい)、曖昧(あいまい)、意外(いがい)、重大(重大)、予想外(よそうがい)、有害(ゆうがい)、透明(とうめい)、愉快(ゆかい)、安易(あんい)、やっかい、余計(よけい)、幸い(さいわい)、おっちょこちょい、冷静(れいせい)、無関係(むかんけい)・・・

 

 

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Updated Feb 25, 2021