Japanese Grammar – Adjectives


The grammar of Japanese adjectives

The Japanese language differentiates two types of adjectives to describe a status. I-adjectives are relatively close to the western definition of adjectives with a clear stem and additional attributes. Na-adjectives are originally nouns that can also be used as adjectives. This article describes the grammar for i-adjectives and na-adjectives and provides lists of both for each level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

i-adjectives

  • List of i-adjectives for the JLPT N5
  • List of i-adjectives for the JLPT N4
  • List of i-adjectives for the JLPT N3
  • List of i-adjectives for the JLPT N2
  • List of i-adjectives for the JLPT N1

na-adjectives

  • The PLAIN FORM of na-adjectives
  • The PAST FORM of na-adjectives
  • NEGATION of na-adjectives
  • PAST NEGATION of na-adjectives
  • List of na-adjectives for the JLPT N5
  • List of na-adjectives for the JLPT N4
  • List of na-adjectives for the JLPT N3
  • List of na-adjectives for the JLPT N2
  • List of na-adjectives for the JLPT N1

Comments

  1. When do you think specifically the forms of na- adjectives will be updated?

  2. Why can’t I click on the links below ‘na-adjectives’ or for a list of adjectives beyond the N5 adjectives? It is just a list, but no clickable links?

    • These have not been updated yet, we are extremely sorry for the long wait but I hope you understand that we are a free service trying to help people learning Japanese with this material while working on many other projects thus completing these lists takes quite a long time.
      Thank you for your comprehension.

  3. I think the PAST NEGATION of i-adjectives (-kunakatta) link are wrong link.
    Should it be below link?
    http://nihongoichiban.com/2011/05/08/i-adectives-past-negation-kunakatta-form/

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