Welcome to 15mins.today the home of English Shadowing. I'm your host Gavin, and this is InTense Episode 54. Well guys, we are working on adjectives and in the first episode we looked at the first kind, common adjectives and just to recap these are words describe nouns or pronouns. So today we're going to be looking at the second kind of adjective and these are called proper adjectives and they're formed from proper nouns. Now if I remember correctly, we did proper nouns and those always start with a capital, so these are words, sorry, adjectives that are formed from proper nouns!
So, when we look at an orange, we could say “These are Taiwanese oranges.” Meaning, they come from Taiwan and so that word Taiwanese describes the orange and because the T will be a capital, we know it is an adjective, but it's a proper adjective. So, this is so simple and easy to recognize, they will start with a capital, just like a proper noun, but they are not a noun they will be an adjective, because they will describe the noun, like “German car.” There you go, so these are easy to recognize. So again, as I've said many times, don't stress about whether you can recognize what kind, as long as you know it is an adjective, we will be fine. So, let's look at our examples!
Do you enjoy Mexican food? Yes, I enjoy Mexican food.
Do you enjoy Mexican food? No, I do not enjoy Mexican food.
Are German cars expensive? Yes, German cars are expensive.
Are German cars expensive? No, German cars are not expensive.
Are Belgium chocolates delicious? Yes, Belgium chocolates are delicious.
Are Belgium chocolates delicious? No, Belgium chocolates are not delicious.
Are Taiwanese pineapples sweet? Yes, Taiwanese pineapples are sweet.
Are Taiwanese pineapples sweet? No, Taiwanese pineapples are not sweet.
Is Italian leather good? Yes, Italian leather is good.
Is Italian leather good? No, Italian leather is not good.
Are Japanese apples expensive? Yes, Japanese apples are expensive.
Are Japanese apples expensive? No, Japanese apples are not expensive.
Is Korean music popular? Yes, Korean music is popular.
Is Korean music popular? No, Korean music is not popular.
Well, there you go guys, just a quick one. As I said easy to recognize, so easy to spot, again I hope you find this useful. I will underline the adjectives in the transcript, have a great day and I'll catch you in the next episode, bye bye!