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Postby nenamoesha » Sat 02.25.2006 10:17 am

iroirona wrote:

Or in other forms of the adjectives (negative, past, past negative, etc)
kami ga nagakunai hito (a person whose hair is not long)
sakana wo taberu no ga suki ja nakatta hito (a person who didn't like to eat fish)


whoa! slow down there.. :D ok, what you wrote here is for the -i adjectives, ya? let me get this straight, is the -na adjectives used mostly for plural verbs? (are, were...) such as 'you were a quiet person'= "anata wa shizuka na hito deshita" i really hope u dun mind me asking so many questions! :)
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RE: newbie =)

Postby mechakucha » Sat 02.25.2006 12:40 pm

nenamoesha wrote:

whoa! slow down there.. :D ok, what you wrote here is for the -i adjectives, ya? let me get this straight, is the -na adjectives used mostly for plural verbs? (are, were...) such as 'you were a quiet person'= "anata wa shizuka na hito deshita" i really hope u dun mind me asking so many questions! :)


Oh sorry, that explanation is for sachi-san who said that the (~na) is not required for modifying the noun.
And nenamoesha-san, u r welcome to ask any questions. I'll try my best to answer them.

"You were a quiet (type of) person" = (anata wa) mukuchina hito deshita. −>is that what u r implying here?

mukuchina (無口な)= quiet/silent (but use to describe quiet type of ppl)

shizukana = quiet (state of quiet, used for inanimate and animate objects)
e.g. shizukana heya = quiet room
shizukana kooen = quiet garden
kono kurasu no gakusei wa, shizuka desu = The students in this class are quiet. (They are quiet at that moment, maybe listening to the teacher, but they are not the quiet type of people)

Someone please correct me, if I'm wrong here.:)
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RE: newbie =)

Postby Gan » Sat 02.25.2006 2:11 pm

I also have a question. Is this correct?

静かな満月でした、けど静かな日ではありません。
Shizukana magetsu deshita, kedo shizukana hi deha(wa) arimasen.
The full moon was quiet, yet the the day was not
or.
The full moon was queit, but the day was not queit.

Help please! ^_^
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RE: newbie =)

Postby richvh » Sat 02.25.2006 5:06 pm

I'd put it:
満月は静かでしたけど、日は静かではありません。
Mangetsu wa shizuka deshita kedo, hi wa shizuka dewa arimasen.
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