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I started Rosetta Stone Japanese (Homeschool version) about a month ago, and I am on disc 1, unit 1, lesson 3.
On that particular lesson they teach the colors. They are a little selective when they use the "i" at the end of a color (e.g: aka, akai; shiro, shiroi, and so on...), so I wondered... when is putting an "i" at the end of something like that necessary? Is that turning it into an adjective (I haven't studied adjectives much, but I realized that many of the adjectives have "i"s at the end... such as sugoi, kawaii, and such...)?
I hope I don't sound like an idiot, I just want to make sure I understand.
Thanks in advance for any answer!
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Even among the colors, there are only a handful that can be used as -i adjectives, the rest are treated as nouns (or, as they are sometimes termed, -no adjectives.)
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For example, みどり (midori) is the noun green. You can't add i to it to make it an adjective.
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