Hey guys, I am fairly new to learning Japanese but I am greatly enjoying it so far but recently came across something I really don’t seem to get.
One of the recent kanji I have learned is 赤 (Red) but then would quickly be shown the “adjective” form of it as 赤い which has really stumped me. Isn’t “red” by definition already an adjective…? It’s literally describing an attribute about an object. Plus the contextual sentences given for each example did not really show me any clear difference between the two. Both seemed to be used interchangeably to call an object red.
So basically I am asking for anyone who can help explain it to me as I am sure I am just missing something. When is 赤い used and when is 赤 meant to be used?
Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.