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優しさ The suffix (接尾辞)「さ」, attached to the stem (語幹) of i-adjectives and na-adjectives, turns them into the noun form, like this: i-adjective おおきい "big" - stem おおき + suffix さ → おおきさ "size" na-adjective にぎやかな "lively" - stem にぎやか + suffix さ → にぎやかさ "liveliness" A few more examples: i-adjectives: かわいい "cute" → かわいさ "cuteness" [長]{なが}い "long" → 長さ "...


のがis used with a verb when the focus is shifted to the verb despite the sentence having a subject defined by は. It was similar to usage to のは, but with different focus. Like in the example the subject is watasi, but the focus is on sentaku suru.

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