4 Answered Questions for the topic na adjectives

Na Adjectives Grammar Japanese Etymology

06/02/19

Unifying concept for noun-adjectives of the pattern Xかな?

Consider these: - ~か: >- 静か >- 愚か >- 厳か - ~やか: >- 穏やか >- 鮮やか >- 賑やか - ~らか: >- 柔らか >- 滑らか >- 明らか There are many more that I've not listed. The か/やか/らか at... more
Na Adjectives Grammar Japanese Particles

05/26/19

Why are we allowed to use を particle with na-adjectives?

Can someone explain the usage of a _na_-adjective with the を particle? I cannot understand why we can say > ほうれん草を嫌いな人もいる。 because I'd thought that it had to be a が or の particle instead of... more
Na Adjectives Grammar Japanese Particles

04/07/19

why is it that some 形容動詞 accepts の after it while some only accepts な after it?

why is it that some 形容動詞 accepts の after it while some only accepts な after it? Examples: の only: 普通、大勢 な or の: 初心、特別、特殊 Is there a way for us to tell if a 形容動詞 needs a の or な particle after... more
Na Adjectives Grammar Japanese Adjectives

03/18/19

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

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