一番(いちばん)adjective + noun

sentence pattern
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On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar to describe something superlative (best).

Sentence pattern

the most adjective (the adjective-est) + noun

一番(いちばん)adjective + noun

Example

the smallest country

一番(いちばん)小(ちい)さい国(くに)

Note

You can replace 一番(いちばん)with もっとも to make a statement more formal.

Example

the hottest day

もっともあつい日(ひ)

Exercise

Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • the highest mountain
  • the coldest day
  • the most handsome man
  • the most quiet town
  • the cutest cat

Task 2: Change into English.

  • 一番(いちばん)長(なが)い川(かわ)
  • 一番大(おお)きいかばん
  • 一番せが高(たか)い人(ひと)
  • 一番広(ひろ)いへや
  • 一番おも白(しろ)い番(ばん)ぐみ

Kanji

Answer

Extension

Here is how to use ‘一番(いちばん)adjective + noun’ in a sentence.

Example

Mt Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan.

ふじ山(さん)は日本(にほん)一番(いちばん)高(たか)い山(やま)です。

Note

Use のなかで if you want to say ‘among’.

Example

Chocolates are the yummiest food among snacks.

チョコレートはおかしのなかで一番おいしい食べ物です。