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Changes A into a noun
It can often be understood as adding '-ness' to the end of an adjective, and can only be used on a small number of adjectives.
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 から      あります  
I've had an itch (itchiness) on my arm since yesterday.
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この               
Sadness is represented in this painting.

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Aな-adjective
 
Aい-adjective -い
 
 
Examples
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み = interest
しみ = enjoyment (literally: fun-ness)
しみ = painfulness
しみ = sadness/sorrow
み = strength/strong-ness
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Years Studied: Since 2002
Level: 1, : 139
What is the difference between this み ending and the さ ending in like さor さ?
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12 years ago
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Level: 141, : 7,149
The さ is used to describe a degree or amount - think of it more as a measurement.
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12 years ago



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