Interesting grammar?

Hello!

I was doing some Duolingo (Yes I do sin in my spare time) to practice some sentences and came across this sentence.

私たちの学校は大きくて新しいです。

It was translated as “Our school is big and new”
I have literally never seen this grammar structure before. Somehow the ~くて form functions as an and or something? Have I been blind my whole life, or is this translation just very loosely interpreted?

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I have seen this construction many times.

Yeah. For example, この本は面白くて読みやすいです。 - This book is interesting and easy to read.

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Not trying to post a “burn,” but this is N5 grammar, isn’t it? >_>

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To quote my earlier work

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Are… are you trolling? This is, like… N6 grammar. :stuck_out_tongue:

You always use て-form when connecting adjectives.

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panicked breathing

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I really don’t understand the need to ask these questions. Not everyone learns the same. And even if they do, sometimes people can have a mental hiccup.

All I see is that this makes it even harder for people to ask questions.

Good on you for setting an example for others and just asking questions anyway, Pep. :+1:

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Not entirely sure what that’s a screenshot of, but essentially this is basic verb conjugations rather than a separate grammar entity on its own. If you’ve got DBJG, read page 464.

Ribbing. Pure ribbing. :stuck_out_tongue:

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No worries, I am never afraid of asking questions :wink: Thanks for defending me though :heart:

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It’s Bunpro, I thought I’d get all I needed from there :cold_sweat:

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I remember learning about the connective て form from CureDolly, so I know she covers it. ^^

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Guess I should dive back into their videos :wink:

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Tofugu… sorta covers it, but not well:


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Oh wait! It’s like that thing.
I know the thing where you go like

山に登って、ケーキをたべた。

Just didn’t make the connection between the two.

Apparently I did know it, just hadn’t seen it this way. (I don’t read a lot as you might be surprised to learn)

(Also I am aware of te conjugation, just hadn’t seen it used in this scenario before)

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I’m pretty sure I learned that a while ago but then forgot it because it was one of those “Easy enough to recognize from context” but also I won’t actually remember the rule if questioned at random. Thanks for the reminder!

Also, I have been getting absolutely owned by:
てあげる
てもらう
てくれる

て form connects verbs, て connects adjectives, て triad of evil connects to a pain in my moth… breathe

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This has helped me a lot with those!

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And most of the time I use this mnemonic.

When I give something to someone, I have less stuff, and I become agressive (あげる)
When someone gives something to me, I have more stuff, and I become cooler (くれる)

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Strangely I think they only cover い-adjective conjugation - period - from the perspective of いい. いい: the last adjective you’ll ever need.

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this is irrelevant but I’d just like to say I noticed there’s quite a number of people with cats as their profile picture…

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Man, I thought for sure BP must have covered it somewhere, but they haven’t… That seems like a huge oversight. :sweat_smile: (On the Verb[て] form grammar point, it doesn’t even mention what it is used for (only external readings do. And て form for adjectives doesn’t seem to show up at all.)

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