06/05/19

#### correctness of い adjective + です?

Generally, in all Japanese language classes, the rule you're taught is that です does not follow い adjectives. Instead, い adjectives can act like stative verbs, and as such terminate a sentence by... more

04/30/19

#### In what way is the negative form of a verb an adjective?

I was reading the [wikipedia page on "predicate,"](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predicate_%28grammar%29) where it mentioned that in Japanese, the negative form of a verb is an adjective. I thought... more

04/01/19

#### When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい?

When does one use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい? For example, in phrases like: > 先生は野菜を食べて欲し｛いです・がっています｝。 My incomplete understanding is that the がる form is more formal/polite, but it can only be used... more

03/18/19

#### Why can't だ be used after an I-adjective?

I have been constantly told that だ can not be placed after an I-adjective. Why is that?

03/18/19

#### Contrasting っぽい、らしい、みたい?

For example, the following 3: 女っぽい (おんなっぽい) 女らしい (おんならしい) 女みたい (おんなみたい) In what situations would you use っぽい over らしい？ Does っぽい have negative connotations? Are 女らしい and 女みたい interchangeable as... more

03/18/19

Japanese has two kinds of adjectives known by several terms but the ones I know are i-adjectives and na-adjectives - why? I recall that Japanese adjectives are much more like verbs than in... more