N5 Lesson 3: 12/16
Negative い-Adjectives Negative い-Adjectives

Negative い-Adjectives

not [adjective]

⚠ い-Adjectives
whether positive or negative
cannot be used with だ

Structure Legend
Structure
CasualPolite
[い]Adjective[く]+ ない

Examples:
おもしろ + ない
新し + ない
The くありません polite negative form is more formal than ないです form and therefore less common in everyday conversation.
[Beware of some な-adjectives that end in い - e.g. 綺麗きれい, 安静あんせい, and きら]

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暑(あつ)ないです。[暑(あつ)]
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It is not hot.
[polite form]

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