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'JLPT N5 (i-adjectives) I' Preview

There are 2 types of adjective in the Japanese language. This list contains all the i-adjectives found at that the JLPT N5 level. They are called i-adjectives because they all end with an 'i' character. For more explanation and other aspects like how they modify verbs you should check out the site(s) below.

Adjectives - Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese


First 5 of 31 Words

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不味い
まずい

(1) (uk) bad (taste); unpalatable; unsavoury; unsavory; awful; terrible; unpleasant;
(2) (uk) poor; unskillful; unskilful; bungling; clumsy;
(3) (uk) ugly; unattractive; homely; plain;
(4) (uk) awkward; problematic; troublesome; unfavorable; unfavourable; unwise

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長い
ながい

(1) long (distance);
(2) long (time); lengthy

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薄い
うすい

(1) thin;
(2) pale; light; faint;
(3) watery; thin; dilute;
(4) weak (taste, etc.); little (affection, etc.) not much (of a presence);
(5) slim (probability, etc.); small;
(6) sparse; patchy; scattered

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暑い
あつい

(1) hot; warm; sultry; heated;
(2) passionate; impassioned; burning (desire, etc.);
(3) on everybody's mind; on the radar; du jour; interested (gaze, etc.)

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強い
つよい

(1) strong; potent; competent; domineering; tough;
(2) strong; brawny; powerful; healthy; rugged;
(3) good (at); skilled; knowledgeable;
(4) being able to handle; know how to deal (with); durable (against); resistant (to); resilient;
(5) firm; rigid; solid;
(6) intense; strong; fierce; high;
(7) dependable; trustworthy

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Example Question

If something tastes bad?
不味い
まずい
白い
しろい
面白い
おもしろい
危ない
あぶない