2nd Semester – 3rd Day
Falling behind on my posts because I got sick 🙁 So time for catch up.
In this class, we learned about adjectives that mainly end with the “I” ending.
We used どんな (DONNA) to ask “what kind of object is this?” like if this is a big or little object.
We also used どう (DOU) to ask similarly the same question except in negative form we use くない (KUNAI) form of the adjective. I don’t really understand the use of どう (DOU) in this phrase. Looking in the dictionary I see it mainly means “How” but can also mean “What”. I mainly hear it used as “How is it?” or “What should I do?”. But in this phase it seems it is used as “What is this?” and answered as “It is big.”. I just don’t really understand why use どう (DOU) instead of なん (NAN) and why どう (DOU) would be asking for the kind/type.
We then learned about degree for like saying something is really big or only a little big. Going from a 100% degree to 0% we used とても (TOTEMO), まあまあ (MAAMAA), すこし (SUKOSHI) / あまり (AMARI) and ぜんぜん (ZENZEN).
Next, we went on to adjectives with the な (NA) ending which doesn’t have the くない (KUNAI) negative forms.
We also briefly talked about some holidays in Japan.