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ADJ: adjective

Definition

Adjectives are words that typically modify nouns and specify their properties or attributes. They may also function as predicates, as in

The car is green.

The ADJ tag is intended for ordinary adjectives only. See DET for determiners and NUM for numerals.

Note that there are words that may be traditionally called numerals in some languages (e.g. Czech) but they are treated as adjectives in our universal tagging scheme. In particular, ordinal numerals (more precisely adjectival ordinal numerals, because Czech has also adverbial ones) behave both morphologically and syntactically as adjectives and are tagged ADJ.

Note that participles are word forms that may share properties and usage of adjectives and verbs. Depending on language and context, they may be classified as either VERB or ADJ.

Examples

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ADJ in other languages: [am] [ar] [bg] [bxr] [ca] [ckb] [cop] [cs] [cu] [da] [de] [el] [en] [es] [et] [eu] [fa] [fi] [fo] [fr] [ga] [gl] [got] [grc] [he] [hi] [hr] [hu] [id] [it] [ja] [kk] [kmr] [ko] [la] [lv] [mr] [nl] [no] [pl] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sa] [sk] [sla] [sl] [so] [sr] [sv] [swl] [ta] [tr] [ug] [uk] [u] [urj] [ur] [vi] [yue] [zh]