Lesson 9 Noun Adjectives

Today we will continue with adjective conjugation specifically “noun” adjectives as in the last lesson we learned “i” い adjectives.

Here are some “Noun” adjectives:
Kirei きれい (Pretty remember this is a exception it ends in “i” but is a “noun” adjective)
genki げんき (good health)
jyoubu じょうぶ (strong)

Here is how to use the “noun” type adjective.
These are strong socks.
kore wa jyoubu na kutsushita desu.

kore これ (this but in this case these), wa は (topic marker), jyoubu じょうぶ (strong), na な (I’ll explain this in the next paragraph), kutsushita くつした (socks), desu です (are).

When you use a “noun” adjective, you after to put “na” な after the adjective.
Pretty girl.
kirei na onna no hito desu.

Now to join to “noun adjectives together you put “de” で in between.
She is a pretty and a kind woman.
kanojo wa kerei de yasashii onna no hito desu.

kanojo かのじょ (she), wa は (topic marker),  kirei きれい (pretty) de で (and, used to connect nouns and noun adjectives. It is “te” て form of “desu” です but more about that in another lesson) yasashii やさしい (kind “i” い Adj.)  onna no hito おんなのひと (woman) desu です (is).

You can also say:
The girl is pretty and kind.
kanojo wa kirei de yasashii desu.

Now for the negative version of noun adjectives you add “de wa arimasen” ではありません just like you do with a noun. As well here the hiragana “ha” は is used for “wa”.
That girl in not pretty.
Sono onna no hito wa kirei de wa arimasen.

Now for the negative past tense you add:
dewa arimasen deshita.
That person was not healthy.
ano hito wa genki dewa arimasen deshita.

This is just the basic idea of this and is very difficult to learn so practice changing the tenses of these adjectives and you will do fine.

Ganbatte kudasai!