Japanese Adjectives Basics List – Describe Your World!

I’ve separated the list into the two types of adjectives that exist in Japanese. To see more information regarding these types and conjugation click here. To see how to use ‘na’ adjectives, click here

‘i’ adjectives:                                               ‘na’ adjectives:
Nice/Easy – yasashii – やさしい                 Convenient – benri –  べんり
Difficult – muzukashii – むずかしい          Kind – shinsetsu – しんせつ
Delicious – oishii – おいしい                        Healthy – genki – げんき
Unpleasant (taste) – mazui – まずい          Inconvenient – fuben – ふべん
Busy – isogashii – いそがしい                      Pretty/clean – kirei – きれい
Beautiful – utsukushii – うつくしい           Easy/simple – kantan – かんたん
Cheerful/bright – akarui – あかるい           Quiet – shizuka – しずか
Hot – atsui – あつい                                        Lovely – suteki – すてき
Warm – atatakai – あたたかい                     Faourable/like – suki – すき
Cold – samui – さむい                                    Dislike – kirai – きらい
Dangerous – abunai – あぶない                   Safe – anzen – あんぜん
New – atarashii – あたらしい                       Honest – shoujiki – しょうじき
Old – furui – ふるい                                        Important – Taisetsu – たいせつ
Dark – kurai – くらい                                     Skilful – jouzu – じょうず
Long – nagai – ながい                                    Unskilled – heta – へた
Short – mijikai –  みじかい                           Lively – nigiyaka – にぎやか
Close – chikai – ちかい                                  Ill – byouki – びょうき
Far – tooi – とおい                                         Free (time) – hima – ひま
Boring – tsumaranai – つまらない
Fun – tanoshii – たのしい
Expensive – takai – たかい
Cheap – yasui – やすい

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