List of ใ„-Adjectives Part 1

A list of common beginner level -i adjective vocabulary words grouped by the categories: Temperatures, Amounts, Sizes, and others with examples and mouseover readings.

I’ve tried to break these up into smaller related categories for ease. -Oni

Temperature

    ็†ฑใ„ใ€€hot (thing)
    ๆš‘ใ„ใ€€hot (weather)
    ๅ†ทใŸใ„ใ€€cold (to the touch)
    ๅฏ’ใ„ใ€€cold (weather)
    ๆธฉใ‹ใ„ warm
    ๆถผใ—ใ„ cool
    ๆธฉใ„ lukewarm, not hot enough

Amount/Cost

    ๅคšใ„ many, numerous, much
    ๅฐ‘ใชใ„ few, little, limited, scarce (see ๅฐ‘)
    ้ซ˜ใ„ใ€€expensive, tall
    ๅฎ‰ใ„ใ€€cheap

Size/Area

    ้ ใ„ใ€€far, distant
    ่ฟ‘ใ„ใ€€close, near
    ๅบƒใ„ wide, broad, spacious
    ็‹ญใ„ narrow, small, restricted, cramped
    ๅคชใ„ thick, broad
    ๅคงใใ„ใ€€big
    ๅฐใ•ใ„ small
    ้•ทใ„ long
    ็Ÿญใ„ short
    ไฝŽใ„ short, low
    ็ดฐใ„ thin, fine, slender, narrow

Other

    *่‰ฏใ„ใ€€good
    ๆ‚ชใ„ใ€€bad
    ๅฟ™ใ—ใ„ใ€€busy
    ๅฌ‰ใ—ใ„ใ€€happy
    ๆ‚ฒใ—ใ„ใ€€sad
    ็œ ใ„ใ€€sleepy

Examples

    ไปŠๆ—ฅใฎๅคฉๆฐ—ใฏๆš‘ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ Today’s weather is hot.

    ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใฏ้›ฃใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ Japanese is hard.

    ๅƒ•ใฏ็œ ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ€€I am sleepy.

* – ่‰ฏใ„ actually has another reading, ใ‚ˆใ„, which is used if ่‰ฏใ„ is conjugated.
ไพ‹ใˆใฐ๏ผš่‰ฏใ„ = ใ„ใ„, ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸ = ใ‚ˆใ‹ใฃใŸ

Related Links

Part 2
ใช-Adj
ใ„-Adj Grammar

Please thank Daisuke for submitting this list originally. I hope to expand on his good work. -Oni

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