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01/26/2019

Diary Jan 26th 2019 i-adjectives

As I am tutoring Japanese language to foreign residents in my region from this month, what I learned recently is ... many of Japanese adjectives end the letter of i,  such as kawaii (adorable), samui (cold), atsui (hot), and atatakai (warm).

It seems that these adjectives are called i-adjective among professionals in Japanese language education. I'm learning that kind of thing from scratch.
外国の方に日本語をお教えするようになり、最近気がついたことは、日本語の
形容詞は「い」で終わるものがかなり多いということ。
例えば、暑い、寒い、かわいい、きれい、など。日本語教育の専門家の間では、このように「い」で終わる形容詞を i-adjective (い形容詞)と呼んでいるらしい。現在は、このような基礎的な事を、自分自身がその都度、学んでいる段階です。

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