On this page, you can learn how to join more than two adjectives in Japanese. Click here if you want to see the list of Japanese adjectives.
‘cute’ is かわいい. ‘small’ is ちいさい. Then, how would you say ‘cute and small’?
The most common mistake is 「かわいい と ちいさい」 because と is ‘and’.
However, と can’t be used to join adjectives. It is used for nouns only.
To join adjectives, you need to use くて or で.
- くて is used after いadjective.
- で is used after なadjective.
That is why ‘cute and small’ is かわいくてちいさい
Remember, you need to remove い at the end of いadjective to use くて.
You also need to remove な at the end of なadjective, then use で.
cute and small
kind and cool
Task: Change into Japanese.
- small and red
- tall and cool (to describe a person)
- strict and quiet
- handsome and kind
- big and scary
Task: Change into English.
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