ゆっくり adj? Isn't it adv?
It's a slow day. That's a slow vehicle.
slowly is the adverb. Polyglot 16:02 May 20, 2003 (UTC)
Petruk: I think ゆっくり can be adj & adv.
Adverb in most cases:
- ゆっくり歩く (yukkuri aruku) -- means "walk slowly"
- ゆっくり話す (yukkuri hanasu) -- means "talk slowly"
But there are:
- ゆっくりな一日 (yukkuri-na ichinichi) -- means "slow day"
- ゆっくりな時間 (yukkuri-na jikan) -- means "slow time"
- ゆっくりな音楽 (yukkuri-na ongaku) -- means "slow music"
- ゆっくりなリズム (yukkuri-na rizumu) -- means "slow rhythm"
I´m afraid I don´t know but a few words in Japanese. It seems to me that in Japanese you have the same problem as in Dutch: the same sequence of characters can sometimes/often be both adjective and adverb. The word slow in English is clearly an adjective though. The solution is to put yukkuri as a translation under both slow and slowly. I don't think it´s necessary to tell under the entry slow that it can also be an adverb.Polyglot 17:00 May 20, 2003 (UTC)