Ichiban – Number One

๐ŸŒธ ใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ (ichiban) – number one

Noun (ใŒ or ใฏ) + ใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ adjective desu
Verb (plain form) (ใฎใŒ or ใฎใฏ) ใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ adjective desu

ใ™ใ—ใŒใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ใ™ใใงใ™ใ€‚
Sushi ga ichiban suki desu.
Sushi is my favorite.

ใซใปใ‚“ใ‚Šใ‚‡ใ†ใ‚Šใฎใชใ‹ใงใ™ใ—ใŒใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ใ™ใใงใ™ใ€‚
Nihon ryouri no naka de sushi ga ichiban suki desu.
Of all the Japanese dishes, I like sushi the most.
โ— no naka de means “among~”

ใซใปใ‚“ใ‚Šใ‚‡ใ†ใ‚Šใงใ™ใ—ใŒใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ใ™ใใงใ™ใ€‚
Nihon ryouri de sushi ga ichiban suki desu.
Of all the Japanese dishes, I like sushi the most.
โ— you can drop ‘no naka de’ and still get the same meaning

ใ‚„ใพใ ใ•ใ‚“ใฏใ‹ใ„ใ—ใ‚ƒใงใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ใ‚„ใ•ใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚
Yamada-san wa kaisha de ichiban yasashii desu.
Mr. Yamada is the kindest in the company.

ใƒ“ใƒชใƒผใฏใ‚ฏใƒฉใ‚นใงใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ใ›ใŒใŸใ‹ใ„ใ€‚
Birii wa kurasu de ichiban se ga takai.
Billy is the tallest in his class.

ใ‹ใ‚Œใฏใ‚ใŠใŒใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ใ™ใใ ใ€‚
Kare wa ao ga ichiban suki da.
His favorite color is blue.

ใซใปใ‚“ใงใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ใŠใ„ใ—ใ„ใใ ใ‚‚ใฎใฏใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚
Nihon de ichiban oishii kudamono wa nan desu ka?
Whatโ€™s the most delicious fruit in Japan?

ใŠใŠใ•ใ‹ใˆใใธใ„ใใซใฏใชใซใŒใ„ใกใฐใ‚“ในใ‚“ใ‚Šใงใ™ใ‹ใ€‚
Osaka eki e iku niwa nani ga ichiban benri desu ka?
Whatโ€™s the most convenient way to get to Osaka Station?