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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:

  1. ゆっくり歩く (yukkuri aruku) -- means "walk slowly"
  2. ゆっくり話す (yukkuri hanasu) -- means "talk slowly"

But there are:

  1. ゆっくりな一日 (yukkuri-na ichinichi) -- means "slow day"
  2. ゆっくりな時間 (yukkuri-na jikan) -- means "slow time"
  3. ゆっくりな音楽 (yukkuri-na ongaku) -- means "slow music"
  4. 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)

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The adjectival sense "acting with deliberation" with the quotation: "He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. --Prov. xiv. 29". I looked through the numerous senses for "slow" in the OED and Random House dictionaries and didn't see anything that struck me as supporting this defn. Also, I don't read the quotation as representing the sense. -- WikiPedant 18:40, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Never mind. I see what happened -- Rodasmith was tightening entries and moved a bit too much into the synonyms/antonyms sections. I restored some content back into the defn and removed my rfv. -- WikiPedant 18:51, 21 April 2009 (UTC)