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「Learn Japanese」 How-to turn ADJECTIVES into NOUNS (Stem-Form ADJECTIVE + さ)

「Learn Japanese」 How-to turn ADJECTIVES into NOUNS (Stem-Form ADJECTIVE + さ)

To turn an adjective into a noun, simply add the suffix さ right after the Stem-Form of the adjective. For い-Adjectives, this means dropping the final い character at the end of the word and replacing it with character さ. For な-Adjectives, this means simply adding the character さ right after the word itself, because な-Adjectives are inherently in their Stem Form. This grammatical process is very similar to the English usage of suffixes such as “ness,” “ity,”ence,” etc.


美味しい (おいしい) = 美味しさ (おいしさ)
oishii = oishisa
重い (おもい) = 重さ (おもさ)
omoi = omosa
楽しいい (たのしい) = 楽しさ (たのしさ)
tanoshii = tanoshisa
長い (ながい) = 長さ (ながさ)
nagai = nagasa

綺麗 (きれい) = 綺麗さ (きれいさ)
kirei = kireisa
便利 (べんり) = 便利さ (べんりさ)
benri = benrisa
真面目 (まじめ) = 真面目さ (まじめさ)
majime = majimesa
有名 (ゆうめい) = 有名さ (ゆうめいさ)
yuumei = yuumeisa

Raishuu no shiken no muzukashisa wa sensei shidai desu.
(How hard next week’s test is going to be depends on our teacher.)

Kono toshokan no shizukasa ga daisuki desu.
(I just love the quietness of this library.)

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