In order to say that something ‘was’ a certain way in Japanese, you will need to use だった
(casual) or でした
(polite) attached to the end of a noun or な-Adjective
. This is simply a combination of two auxiliary verbs, だ
when polite) with た. For だった
, we will need to add った to the base form of だ
. For です
, す will change to し before adding た.
That train was quiet.
Mt. Fuji was beautiful.
The past form of い-Adjectives cannot be linked with だった or でした, as they have their own set of conjugation rules.