いい - Grammar Discussion

adjective meaning 'good’

Structure

  • Present: いい
  • Present Neg: よくない
  • Past: よかった
  • Past Neg: よくなかった

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Do the other forms besides present show up in reviews? Or do I have to make custom ones for that to happen?

There are sentences with non-past, past negative and past forms besides non-past(present):+1:

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For lessons like this, I think it would be nice to be tested on all the forms. Similar to wanikani where you have to get the reading and meaning correct to successfully complete the review.

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Hey :smiley:

Using all the forms of grammar point and words that are often used together with it is one of the standards at Bunpro :+1:

Shouldn’t it accept よい as an alternative answer to いい ?

I know the latter is more common, but よい is technically correct too, isn’t it?

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Yes you are right! :grin:

I will add it as an alternative answers right now!


Edit:
Added :partying_face:

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So in other words, this lesson teaches the conjugation of https://www.wanikani.com/vocabulary/良い

Why then does this come before the lesson on い-adjectives? :confounded:

I think an important point to make is that some adjectives/expressions are conjugated like 良い because they are derived from two words together.

かっこいい and 気持ちいい are two common examples where the past tense form would be かっこよかった and 気持ちよかった. Note that this doesn’t apply to かわいい because it doesn’t use the same kanji.

Jisho.org actually has a list of ‘yoi/ii class’ adjectives.

The kanji for 可愛い are ateji anyway. The reason it doesn’t apply is that it’s not derived from 良い but from 顔 and 映し (かわはゆし ~ “red faced”).

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Please can this Grammar point be added to the MNN1 path? (chapter 8 is mentioned in the resources) Thank you :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: