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形容詞. A class of words that behaves mostly like verbs (but uses different grammatical endings) and is used to describe properties of nouns.

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Why are 近く and 多く nouns?

The く-form of 近い and 多い can be used as nouns and adverbs. For most adjectives, however, the く-form is only used as an adverb. So why do these exceptions exist?
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Interpreting the past tense of 形容動詞 / 形容詞 / adjectives

In Japanese 形容動詞 can be used as part of a noun phrase in the past tense (contrary to adjectives in English), e.g: 「綺麗だった花」 → "the beautifulpast flower" → "the flower that was beautiful" We can ...
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Meaning of the ~く adverb in this sentence and the validity of interpreting it as ~くて

The following lines come from a song: 喜劇の涙より誰よりも儚く 奪われるまま汚れるまま ココに… I first interpreted the usage of 儚く as an adjective here as a short form of 儚くて (and hence, "More fleeting (and ...) than ...