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ADJ: adjective


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

その 車 は 赤い “The car is red.”

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

Nominal adjectives (自由  “free”) are also classified into ADJ, which are a kind of noun but behave like ordinary adjectives in being followed by an auxiliary verb (e.g. だ). In UniDic, this kind of nouns is tagged with noun (common.adjectival)/名詞-普通名詞-形状詞可能. Note that they are tagged NOUN when they are used as nouns (e.g. 自由 を 手に入れる  “gain freedom”).

Japanese has a small group of adnominal words (adnominal) that usually precede noun phrases like adjectives, but do not conjugate. In Universal PoS, th limited number of pronominal adjectives (e.g. あの  “that”, どの  “which”) are classified into determiner DET, but the other adnimonal words are tagged ADJ (e.g. 同じ  “same”, 大きな  “big”).



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