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Grammar detail: adjective negative forms

adjective negative forms
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い adjectives

い adjectives, and forms such as the ~たい form which function as い adjectives, can be made negative by replacing the い with くない.
あか
い (red)
あか
くない (not red)
やりたい (wanting to do)やりたくない (not wanting to do)
でも
いま
わかくないです
But, she isn't young now.
きょう
今日
さむいから
そと
きたくない
です
I don't want to go outside today, because it's cold.
The negative form is then conjugated similarly to い adjectives.
赤くなくて
past赤くなかった
In older Japanese, the form ~くないです (is not ~) may be replaced with the more literary sounding ~くありません.
いま
さんぽ
散歩
たくありません

I don't feel like taking a walk now.
でもそのことほか
にん
られたくありませんでした

However, he didn't want that to be known by anyone else.
Source: The Nose (Ryutagawa)
This can sometimes be interposed with は - for example, やりたくはありません.

な adjectives

な adjectives are negated by using the appropriate negative form of です.
しずか (quiet)
しずかです (is quiet)
しずかではありません (is not quiet)
しずかなところ (a quiet place)
しずかではないところ (a place that is not quiet)
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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   
コン   キン   いま now   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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サン   ちらす to scatter, to distribute   ちらかす to scatter around   ちらかる to be in disorder   ち to fall (leaves etc)   
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ホ   フ   ブ   ある    あゆ to walk   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
チ   し to know   
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