This section will discuss how to connect 2 Japanese adjectives.
When there are 2 adjective sentences, how to join them together into one sentence?
The answer is to change the adjective in the first sentence to te-form (て-form), and connect it to the second adjective to form one sentence.
te-form has many functions and one of them is to connect sentences. You will get to see more of te-form in future lessons.
Now let's see how to change an adjective into its te-form.
To change to te-form for i-adjectives, remove the "い" (i) and replace it with "くて" (kute).
To change to te-form for na-adjectives, append "で" (de) at the end.
See the following examples...
So joining these 2 sentences with te-form for i-adjectives,
And joining these 2 sentences with te-form for na-adjectives,
The important point is to change the first adjective, so you can even join one i-adjective to another na-adjective. Therefore the following 2 sentences are also valid.
The 2 connected Japanese adjectives must not be of contradictory notion. That means when one adjective describes about "good" thing, the other adjective must not describe about "bad" thing.
Therefore you cannot describe a room as old and large using te-form, nor describe it as new and narrow. The following 2 sentences are NOT correct...
You should describe the room as old and narrow, or new and large, like the following...
In Summary, don't connect 2 contradictory Japanese adjectives using te-form. You will learn how to do that in future lessons.
As you may have expected, the te-form for いい is よくて (yokute) but not いくて (ikute).
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