[JLPT grammar]きれい is a na-adjective, an exception that just happen to end with い

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N5 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?


[Student’s sentence]





[My correction]

My room is not clean.


きれい(綺麗) is a na-adjective, an exception that just happens to end with い.
きれい’s い ending is just part of the word, not the suffix of an i-adjective.


There are other exceptions.

As a child, I hated vegetables.
嫌い(きらい)- na-adjective


This singer is not famous.
有名(ゆうめい)- na-adjective


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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