6 Answered Questions for the topic i adjectives
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
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
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
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?
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
Why does Japanese have two kinds of adjectives? (-i adjectives and -na adjectives)?
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