英会話のコツ: "un"

It is very easy to make negative words by adding the prefix UN in front of an adjective.

Here are a list of common adjectives with example sentences:

  • Albert Einstein was very intelligent.

  • Eating chocolate makes me happy.

  • The people working for Apple are very imaginative.

  • The TV show I watched last night was amusing.

  • I felt afraid walking through the cemetery in the middle of the night.

  • People who work for orphanages are caring.

  • A black suit is acceptable attire for a bank clerk.

  • Zoe Saldana is an attractive actress.

  • Songs with the “F” word are censored when played over the radio.

  • Department stores in Japan are extremely clean.

Now you can compare the above adjectives with their negative counterparts:

  • Pandas are cute but unintelligent animals.

  • Paying my credit card bill makes me unhappy.

  • People who copy the ideas of others are unimaginative.

  • The boy’s temper tantrum was unamusing.

  • I had trained hard so I was unafraid of the competition.

  • People who ignore others in trouble are uncaring.

  • A colorful tropical dress is unacceptable attire for a funeral.

  • The Aye aye is an unattractive animal.

  • Sailor Moon is uncensored in Japan.

  • Train station toilets are extremely unclean.