form of an い-Adjective
, or で
form of a noun (or な-Adjective
) is exactly the same as the て
form of a verb, in that it carries the meaning of ‘and’, and is used for linking. It will allow you to list multiple qualities/traits of something. For い-Adjectives
, you will need to change the last い to く (the form used for linking), and then simply add て
. For nouns and な-Adjectives
, you will need to add で
to the base form (not な
This computer is new and fast.
That bicycle is useful and light.
Making music is both work, and my hobby.
It should be noted that て
are different structures here. て
is the same conjunction particle that is used with verbs (meaning that い-Adjectives
are similar to verbs), while で
is actually a form of だ
that is used for conjugation. It is the same で
as the one that is used in the formal version of だ
. Which we will learn later.
Like the て
forms that we have learned so far (ている 1
, ている 2
, and ている 3
), the て
) form of other words can have several possible meanings. These meanings are as follows.
Linking - Like ‘and’ in English.
Reasons - Like ‘with (A)’, or ‘because of (A)’ in English.
Manner - Like ‘to do (B) in an (A) way’
That person is beautiful and nice.
The bus stopped with rain. (The bus stopped because of heavy rain.)
I eat food in a hurry.
Caution: As with all other conjugations of いい, remember that it will be よくて, and not いくて.