Complete Japanese Pre-noun Adjectival List (連体詞 rentaishi)

Complete Japanese Pre-noun Adjectival List (連体詞 rentaishi)

This is a complete list of common pre-noun adjectival words in the Japanese language organized in roman alphabetical order, labeled by JLPT level.

Japanese pre-noun adjectivals, 連体詞 (rentaishi), are Adjectives occurring before nouns and not in a predicative position.

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Pre-noun Adjectivals Complete Study Guide

#RomajiJapaneseGrammar MeaningLevel
1 akuru next (day, morning, etc.); following N1
2 anna such N4
3 ano that N5
4 arayuru all; every​ N3
5 chiisana small; little; tiny​ N5
6 donna what kind of; what sort of N5
7 dono which N5
8 honno mere; only; just; slight​ N1
9 ikanaru any kind of; every; whatsoever; whatever N1
10 ironna various N4
11 iwayuru what is called; as it is called; the so-called; so to speak​ N3
12 jitsu no true; real; blood-related; biological (father, etc.) N1
13 konna such; like this​ N5
14 kono this​ N5
15 omonaru main; principal; important N1
16 ookina big; large; great​ N5
17 sonna that sort of N4
18 sono that N5
19 taishita considerable; great; important; significant; a big deal N3
20 tannaru mere; simple; sheer N3
21 waga my; our; one's own N2

Total Pre-noun Adjectivals Lessons (21)

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