i adjective in Japanese

Japanese language has adjectives. It is an important part of Japanese grammar. There are 2 types of adjective: na-adjective and i-adjective. On this article we will learn about i-adjective in Japanese language.

Hiragana
Kanji
Reading
Meaning
おおきい
大きい
ookii
big
ちいさい
小さい
chisai
small/short
ひくい
低い
hikui
low
ながい
長い
nagai
long
みじかい
短い
mijikai
short
たかい
高い
takai
high (building/mountain)
たかい
高い
takai
expensive
やすい
安い
yasui
cheap
おもい
重い
omoi
heavy
かるい
軽い
karui
light (weight)
おいしい
美味しい
oishii
delicious
まずい
不味い
mazui
unpleasant/bad
あたらしい
新しい
atarashii
new
ふるい
古い
furui
old
あまい
甘い
amai
sweet
からい
辛い
karai
spicy
ちかい
近い
chikai
near/close
とおい
遠い
tooi
far
はやい
速い
hayai
fast
おそい
遅い
osoi
slow/late
むずかしい
難しい
muzukashii
difficult
あつい
暑い
atsui
hot (weather)
さむい
寒い
samui
cold (weather)
あたたかい
暖かい
atatakai
warm
すずし​い
涼しい
suzushii
cool
おもしろい
面白い
omoshiroi
funny/interesting
つまらない
詰らない
tsumaranai
boring
いい
ii
good
わるい
悪い
warui
bad
いそがしい
忙しい
isogashii
busy
きたない
汚い
kitanai
dirty
かわいい
可愛い
kawai
cute

Note that, たかい (takai) means both high and expensive. It is necessary to know about adjectives to understand Japanese grammar correctly. Therefore, try to grasp these adjectives little by little. It will be helpful for learning and understanding Japanese language efficiently.

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