Afrikaans Adjectives

Welcome to the second Afrikaans lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Afrikaans to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black Audio
swart
grey
grey Audio
grys
white
white Audio
wit
blue
blue Audio
blou
green
green Audio
groen
yellow
yellow Audio
geel
red
red Audio
rooi
brown
brown Audio
bruin

Adjectives Grammar Rules

In general adjectives are words which describe or modify another person or object in a given sentence. For example: a beautiful flower the adjective is [beautiful] because it describes the noun [flower]. The following examples use adjectives in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar Rules
Afrikaans
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
My huis is wit Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
Jou land is groot Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
Nuwe boeke is duur Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
Ons is gelukkig hier Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
Sy het drie klein hondjies Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
Hierdie taal is baie maklik Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
Ek het 'n klein groen huis Audio

We're not done yet! The following is a list of more adjectives for you, often used when referring to weather conditions. I think it would be wise to memorize them.

cold
cold Audio
koud
hot
hot Audio
warm
cloudy
cloudy Audio
bewolk
rainy
rainy Audio
reёn
snowy
snowy Audio
sneeu
sunny
sunny Audio
sonnig
windy
windy Audio
winderig
warm
warm Audio
warm

Conversation in Afrikaans

Now we finally reach the most exciting part, the practice of the daily expressions used in almost every conversation. I recommend memorizing these phrases, because you will need them for sure.

English
Afrikaans
hi
Hi / Hallo Audio
how are you?
Hoe gaan dit met jou? Audio
I'm good, thank you
Dit gaan goed dankie Audio
and you?
en met jou? Audio
what is your name?
Wat is jou naam? Audio
my name is Maya
My naam is Maya Audio
nice to meet you
Aangename kennis Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Afrikaans. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.

Afrikaans Alphabet   Afrikaans Alphabet

Afrikaans Nouns   Afrikaans Nouns



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