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What does the NA mean in this sentence?

Sonna baka NA koto...

そんなバカことは、普通に言わないよ

Normally, (you) don't say such a stupid thing

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    It indicates that the previous word is an adjective. – Ringil Apr 7 '16 at 22:02
  • D'oh! I just read baka was a noun and didn't really think about it being an adjective too. Sorry. – Robb Apr 7 '16 at 22:44
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For the etymology of both : Are な and だ both copula verbs?

In modern japanese, な is the modifying form of the copula and だ is its conclusive form.

So yeah, as Ringil said, it just means that バカ modifies こと : "a stupid thing".

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