No matter who we are talking/writing to, we are describing things how wee see them.
That’s why adjectives are crucial.
I mean, if you encountered a police officer and your friend asks you about it, it wouldn’t be the same to talk about the かわいい警察さん vs the 怖い警察さん
Or to talk about the 寂しい蟹 you saw in the beach vs the 優しい蟹 you saw in the forest
you don’t wish to take a criticism 苦いですね as a praise 若いですね
you don’t want to fix the wrong thing on your guest’s dish (辛いです vs 固いです)
And the list goes on…
It makes a world of difference
And thinking of ways to practice is how I remembered the existence of this drinking game (NSFW)…
My [insert genital name] is [adjective starting with the letter of the alphabet in your turn]
But there are more important things in life that we want to describe, so I adapted the game with these rules:
- Use the structure: ‘[pronoun] の [noun] は/が [adjective] です’ or
feel free to adapt depending on the adjective(s) used, keep it simple.
- It says adjective but you can also use onomatopoeia, colours, feelings, … or any kind of word that can describe the object
- Only the adjective has to start with the hiragana assigned to your turn
- You choose the noun/object you want (let your imagination fly within the rules of the WK community)
- If an adjective starting with the hiragana in your turn doesn’t exist, skip to the next one (e.g.:
- If for example き is in your turn, you can also use ぎ, ぎゃ, ぎゅ, ぎょ instead
- We’re following this hiragana order for the adjectives ( あ, い, う, え, お, … then repeat)
私のお茶は熱いです わたしのおちゃはあついです My tea is hot