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Grammar detail: adverbial nouns

adverbial nouns
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An adverbial noun is a noun used to modify a verb directly. Approximately 700 Japanese nouns can be used in this way.
In the following example,
ぜんぶ
is being used adverbially to modify
めます:
わたし
はひらがなを
ぜんぶ
めます
I can read all the hiragana
No particle is needed to use the noun adverbially in this way.
The following example means the same thing, but in this case is used as a 'の' adjective to modify the noun ひらがな:
わたし
ぜんぶ
のひらがなが
めます
I can read all the hiragana
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See also:
  • Adverbs
  • の adjectives

Words used in this grammar

adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), 'no' adjective
all; entire; whole; altogether
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Kanji used in this grammar

ゼン   まった entirely   すべ everything   
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ブ   part
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ドク   トク   トウ   よ to read   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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