When conjugating い adjectives it is all fine and dandy, you get rid of the い and replace depending on past, present, affirmative and negative (unless present and affirmative).
*1 But then I am slightly confused with な adjectives, because it seems like to me that you don't ever see the な ending in some words when it is written in a sentence.
Is this true? If so, does that mean when conjugating な adjectives you imagine that the な is there and just replace it (which is the same as adding the past, present affirmative or negative suffix).
I hope I explained my confusion well enough. It is weird that I am asking this because I learned how to conjugate adjectives a few weeks ago but I only just had this thought now.
*1 For example I have never seen 元気な in a sentence before.