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Level / degree of something ~さ

Add さ to adjectives to express a degree or amount

Construction: -i adjectives:
arrow Remove the trailing い and add さ

ぞうさんの高は何ですか?
zou san no takasa wa nan desu ka?
What is the height of an elephant

NOTE: The さ shows a degree; this can be a higher, lower, wider, thinner, etc amount. (we could be asking the height of an ant)

Construction: -na adjectives:
arrow Just add the さ without the な

この車の静かは驚くべきです。
kono kuruma no shizukasa wa odoroku beki desu.
This car's quietness is amazing.

NOTE: The finished product (adjective + さ) becomes a noun phrase and is treated as a noun grammatically.

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Thanks

I love how it's so straight to the point here. The information seeps into my brain with ease, I like that.

Typo fixed

suzukasa->shizukasa

Richard VanHouten
ゆきの物語

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Thanks Rich!

Thanks Rich!

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How to pronounce?

静か shall be pronounced as suzuka or shizuka or both??
I searched in my dictionary but I only find 静か to be pronouced as shizuka.

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It's a typo.

It's a typo.

静か is pronounced しずか

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