Meaning

Primary

Na Adjective

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A 形容詞 is an adjective. So what about an adjective with a 動詞 (verb) in there? How does that make sense? I'm not entirely sure either, but an adjective with movement in it is a na adjective. These are the adjectives that can end with (便利な, for example). In fact, they're more like nouns than they are verbs, so what gives? Whatever it is, just decide you don't want to deal with this craziness. Just say nah, I don't care about this anymore.

Reading

けいようどうし
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own. It will help to know 形容詞 and 動詞 as well, since they're both parts of this word.

Context

Context Sentences

今日の授業は形容動詞でした。

Today’s class was on na-adjectives.

頭の中で、形容動詞と形容詞が混ぜこぜになってしまっていて、かなり混乱しています。

I mixed up na-adjectives with i-adjectives and now I'm really confused.

それが形容動詞なのかただの形容詞なのか、判断にまよいました。

I found it difficult to judge whether it was a na-adjective or just an i-adjective.

Kanji Composition