Is it okay to separate adjectives with a comma? Since my sentence has three adjectives, I added them just like how we would in English to separate a list containing three or more items (no comma if the list contains only two).


His girlfriend is beautiful, kind, and tall.

Is there an equivalent rule regarding comma usage in Japanese?

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    I am more concerned about your adjective order of "physical-mental-physical" than the use of commas in Japanese, regarding which there are no written rules. – l'électeur Jan 30 '16 at 11:54

There are basic rules about the use of commas in Japanese but these are not absolute.

I think a writer can use commas as they like to make a sentence easier to read.

And I don't think there is a clear rule in Japanese as you say.

  • I agree with this. I've been told there aren't really any rules for Japanese. You kinda more or less just put them wherever you think the speaker/reader needs a pause, like you said. – Pleiades Jan 31 '16 at 7:30

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