nenamoesha wrote:whoa! slow down there.. 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.