Learning about using suru with an adjective to say “to make something [adjective]”
Given the prompt, “what would you do if you were president of a company?”
You might get a raise if you pass your appraisal
EDIT: Is there a better term for getting a bigger salary? My vocab is limited to Genki I/II and what I’ve learned on WK. I’m not worried it doesn’t sense, it makes sense in English too but I imagine there’s a more natural way of saying it.
It’s always the problems with exercises like these in textbooks when you have a very limited vocab. You kind of have to manufacture these artificial looking sentences to get anywhere, and get creative with the truth of course. It’s probably the hardest part I found about output practise, obviously I know how I want to answer a question given to me, but I’m completely limited by what I’m able to actually say.
Fundamentally, I think I’ve understand the grammar point they were trying to teach me. い - adjective = drop い and add くする, な-adjective = add にする, even if my sentences is a bit obtuse.
Thanks for the reply though, I wasn’t necessarily bothered about being told in vocab I didn’t know, mind. I find questions and interactions like these stick in my head better than just slamming something into an SRS anyway.
My recommendation would be to go find examples before trying things out. Mimicking what you can find will help you get more comfortable and avoid establishing bad habits in the event that a wrong sentence isn’t corrected (or is “incorrectly” corrected).
Before replying to you, just to make sure I had a good grasp on what I wanted to say, I went and put “給料を” into google and saw what it recommended (like before hitting enter). Then I quickly read a couple blog posts that talked about raises in a way that aligned with what you wanted to know. The second step there is fairly advanced, but using google, twitter, or something to get a baseline for what kinds of expressions are common is a very simple thing anyone can do, even if they can’t read all the results that come up in their entirety.