て-Form of Na-Adjectives

Mini Lecture!

The て-form of です is で.

At least, you can think of it that way.

Accordingly, the て-form for na-adjectives and nouns is で.


熱心 (ねっしん) is a good na-adjective to know. It means something like "enthusiastic."

真面目 (まじめ) is another useful one. It means something like "serious" or "diligent."


Thus...

ブレットは熱心な生徒です。
ブレット は ねっしんな せいと です。
Brett is an enthusiastic student.
Literally: "Brett + は + enthusiastic + student + です."



ブレットは真面目な生徒です。
ブレット は まじめな せいと です。
Brett is a serious student.
Literally: "Brett + は + diligent / serious + student + です."



ブレットは熱心真面目な生徒です。
ブレット は ねっしん で まじめな せいと です。
Brett is an enthusiastic and serious student.
Literally: "Brett + は + enthusiastic + で + diligent / serious + student + です."




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