To say something is “too much” or “too small” or that we drank “too much” and so forth, we use the verb ぎる.


For i-adjectives we remove the い and add すぎる.

Too high/expensive.

And because it’s now treated as a verb we can use the te form; however, note that the object still requires the が particle.

The computer was too expensive so I didn’t buy it.
Too scary.
The movie was too scary so I couldn’t watch until the end.

For na-adjectives we just add すぎる without the auxiliary verb or な particle.

Too complicated.
This maths problems is too complicated so I’ll ask the teacher tomorrow.


For verbs we need to use the verb stem.

I drank too much yesterday—my head hurts!
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