■ In Japanese, there are two types of adjectives:
い adjectives and な adjectives. The い adjectives are easy to recognize because they end with い.
■ な adjectives are everything else. There are a few なadjectives that end in い like きれい (pretty) and
きらい (dislike). Memorize those two exceptions.
■ Examples: い adjectives
■ Examples: な adjectives [Add the な before nouns]
Adjectives are their very best when modifying nouns. Let's see how to do that with い and な adjectives.
■ Examples with Nouns: い adjectives [Simply add a noun]
a hot day
a high building
■ Examples with Nouns: な adjectives [Add the な before nouns]
a quiet place
an easy test
a kind person
Adjectives in Japanese can turn into adverbs (used to modify verbs instead of nouns) by changing the い to く for い adjectives and changing the な to に for な adjectives.
■ Adverbial Examples: い adjectives [drop い and add く before the verb]
will become hot
became higher (price or height)
to make (something) delicious
■ Examples: な adjectives [drop the な and add に]
For the non-past tense, that is about it. Now, let's look at how to use adjectives in the past and negatively.