4th meeting Finnish/Japanese. ADJECTIVES!

This time we chose to learn some adjectives in Finnish and Japanese. Yuiko found this great website that had many adjectives in Japanese and English! I learned that in Japanese language adjectives are divided into 2 different categories. First one being i-adjectives and second  one called na-adjectives. We chose to only focus on i-adjectives during this lesson. It means that they end with a letter i.

Here are the adjectives we teached to each other and also practised how to pronounce them

  • Iso / Big / Oki
  • Pieni / Small / Chisai
  • Kallis / Expensive / Takai
  • Halpa / Cheap / Yasui
  • Matala / Low / Hikui
  • Uusi / New / Atarashi
  • Vanha / Old / Furui
  • Hyvä / Good / I
  • Paha / Bad / Warui
  • Vaikea / Difficult / Muzukashi
  • Helppo / Easy / Yasashi
  • Lähellä / Near / Chikai
  • Kaukana / Far / Toi
  • Monta / Many / Oi
  • Vähän / A few / Sukunai
  • Nopea / Fast / Hayai
  • Myöhässä / Late / Osoi
  • Hidas / Slow / Osoi
  • Pitkä / Long / Nagai
  • Lyhyt / Short / Mijikai
  • Kuuma / Hot / Atsui
  • Kylmä / Cold / Samui (temperature) or Tsumetai (object)
  • Lämmin / Warm / Atatakai
  • Viileä / Cool / Suzuhi

Out of all this words in Japanese, my favourite was “warm – Atatakai” because it was easy and fun to pronounce. It was also engouraging to notice that now I can read most of the japanese words that only use hiragana as a writing method. However there are still a lot of work in front of me! I hope Yuiko can arrive to Finland soon as possible so we can level up our studying process even further!

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