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'JLPT N5 (i-adjectives) II' 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 30 Words

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弱い
よわい

weak; frail; delicate; tender; unskilled; weak (wine)

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熱い
あつい

(1) hot (thing);
(2) passionate (feelings, etc.); ardent; hot (e.g. gaze);
(3) hot (e.g. temper);
(4) zealous; enthusiastic; fired up;
(5) intense; severe; extreme;
(6) hot (topic); of interest

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近い
ちかい

(1) near; close; short (distance);
(2) close (in time); soon;
(3) close (relationship); friendly; intimate;
(4) closely related;
(5) similar; almost the same; close to; nearly

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面白い
おもしろい

(1) interesting; fascinating; intriguing; enthralling;
(2) amusing; funny; comical;
(3) enjoyable; fun; entertaining; pleasant; agreeable;
(4) good; satisfactory; favourable; desirable; encouraging

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暗い
くらい

(1) dark; gloomy; murky;
(2) depressed; dispirited; down in the dumps; dark (mood);
(3) dark (in colour); dull;
(4) ill-boding; dark (e.g. past); suspicious;
(5) unlikely (to succeed); hopeless; unpromising;
(6) unfamiliar (with); ignorant (of)

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Example Question

What is the opposite of strong?
安い
やすい
厚い
あつい
赤い
あかい
弱い
よわい