Published on August 7, 2009
Present Tense Exercises
A reminder before beginning these exercises. In order to turn an i-adjective that is in the present affirmative(informal) into the present negative(informal) all you have to do is : Drop the final ( i ) from the adjective Replace with ( kunai ) Present aff. yoi(is good) Present neg. yokunai(is not good )
Turn the following Present affirmative (inf)i-adjectives into present negative(inf.) Ex: oishii (is delicious)= oishikunai (is not delicious) EXERCISE 1A
yasui = (cheap) 2. chiisai (small)= 3. amai = (sweet) 4. nagai = (long) 5. kurai = (dark) 6. tanoshii = (fun) 7. akarui = (bright) 8. omoshiroi= (interesting)
14. furui= (old) 15. hayai= (fast) samui= (cold) 9. Kanashii = (sad) 10. tsuyoi= (strong) 11. atsui= (hot) 12. abunai= (dangerous) 13. takai= (expensive)
Translate the following : Ex : Is bad= warui / Is not bad = warukunai 1. Is hot = 2. Is not hot= 3. Is cold= 4. Is not cold= 5. Is happy= 6. Is not happy= 7. Is expensive= 8. Is not expensive= 9. Is fun= 10. Is not fun=
11. Is interesting= 12. Is not interesting= 13. Is bright= 14. Is not bright= 15. Is fast= 16. Is not fast= 17. Is cheap= 18. Is not cheap= 19. Is old= 20. Is not old=
Remember to take a 15 minute break for every 45 minutes of study.
Write the opposite of what each sentence states by writing the ( kunai) form of the i-adjective. Ex: Kononekowakawaiidesu. (This cat is cute.) Becomes Kononekowakawaikunaidesu.(This cat is not cute.) Exercise 1C
1. Sonoshinbunwafuruidesu (That newspaper is old.) 2. Konotesutowayasashiidesu. (This test is easy.) 3. Anonihongo no jishowa ii desu. (That japanese dictionary is good.) 4. Sonotoriwautsukushiidesu. (That bird is beautiful.) 5. Konokurumawatakaidesu. (This car is expensive.)
Practice writing the kunai (is not X ) form of each of the i-adjectives below.
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