［な］Adjective + に + なる
いい ￫ よくなる
Part of Speech
- 早く食べて、冷たくなるよ。Hurry up and eat, it will get cold.
- お茶が冷たくなっているよ。The tea got cold.
- コーヒーが温くなった。The coffee has become lukewarm.
- 私は医者にならない。I won't become a doctor.
Additionally, the adjective いい 'good' is an exception to the regular conjugation rules for い-Adjectives, and will conjugate as よくなる, not いくなる.
- 勉強をしているから、頭が良くなる。Because I study, I will become smart. (Literally, 'my head will get good')
To become difficult.
To become happy.
To become fast.
To become better.
To become pretty/clean.
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～になる・～くなる – Grammar Discussion
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Not sure where else to put this. I see in Japanese we use counter words typically as an adverb? And these adverbs seem to function as a noun for connections, ie we use の to connect to a noun after. But what is functionally the difference then between a sentence like 多くの木の公園 where we are describing the trees existing adverbially, vs a sentence like 木が多い公園 where just the い adjective is used plainly?
Question about ～くなる conjugation in an example that came up in the とき grammar point.
The sentence example is:
“Last night when I got in my futon, I ended up needing to go to the bathroom.”
How does 「トイレに行きたくなった」translate to “I ended up needing to go to the bathroom.”
Upon reading it, I would have thought it meant something more like, “Last night when I entered my futon, I didn’t want to go to the bathroom.”
I’m just wondering what the rules are for conjugating verbs into ～くなる?
The grammar point in the ～になる・～くなる page does not cover verb conjugations, so I’m a tad confused
Hey @kariforuniajin !
In this sentence, 行く is conjugated using たい to create 行きたい ‘want to go’ and くなる is added to create 行きたくなる ‘I ended up wanting to go to the bathroom’. When the grammar point になる・くなる is attached to a verb conjugated using たい it will follow the conjugation rule of a い-adjective since たい is conjugated in the same way as い-adjectives.
We hope this clears it up!
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