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Grammar detail: さ

さ - turns an い adjective into a noun
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Replacing the
of an
い adjective
with
turns the adjective into a noun. The equivalent approach in English, where a suitable noun does not already exist, is often to add 'ness' to the English form of the adjective.
あか
い red
あか
さ redness
あたら
しい new
あたら
しさ newness
うつく
しい beautiful
うつく
しさ beauty
おいしい tasty おいしさ tastiness
おお
きい big
おお
きさ size
たの
しい enjoyable
たの
しさ enjoyment
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See also:
  • い and な adjectives

Words used in this grammar

2. Red (i.e. communist)
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new; novel; fresh; recent; latest; up-to-date; modern
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beautiful; lovely
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delicious; tasty; sweet  (often written with kana only)
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big; large; great; loud
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enjoyable; fun
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Kanji used in this grammar

セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
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シン   あたらしい    あら    にい- new   
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ビ   うつくしい beautiful   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ガク   ラク    music   たのしい happy, pleasant   たのしむ to be happy   
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