If I want to add から(because) to にくいです, would it become にくいだから or にくいから Also, if I want to add けれども to とくいです、is it とくいだけれども or とくいけれども

Thank you!

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    These seem like homework questions. Has your class covered the difference between i-adjectives and na-adjectives? (Hopefully, I'm using the same terms that you are.) – Darius Jahandarie Feb 12 '15 at 6:06
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    When you say にくいです, do you mean 難い or 憎い? – blutorange Feb 12 '15 at 8:36

This is what we call a 「ひっかけ[問題]{もんだい}」, a catch question.

Even though 「にくい」 and 「とくい」 may look alike, each belongs to a different part of speech. 「にくい」 is a [形容詞]{けいようし} and 「とくい」, a [形容動詞]{けいようどうし}. In the world of Japanese-as-a-foreign-language, however, I hear that the former is called an "i-adjective" and the latter, a "na-adjective".

When attaching other words such as から、けれど、ので, etc. directly to these two types of "adjectives", an extra word must also be inserted with one of the two types.

I-adjectives vs. Na-adjectives:

With 「から」:

「にくい + から」 vs. 「とくい + + から」 (「にくいから」 is incorrect.)

「おおきい + から」 vs. 「きれい + + から」

With 「けれども」:

「にくい + けれども」 vs. 「とくい + + けれども」

「かわいい + けれども」 vs. 「すてき + + けれども」

With 「ので」though you did not ask about it:

「にくい + ので」 vs. 「とくい + + ので」

「ちいさい + ので」 vs. 「しずか + + ので」

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