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.
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
|your country is big|
[noun + adjective] Jou land is groot
|new books are expensive|
[plural + adjective] Nuwe boeke is duur
|we are happy here|
[pronoun + verb + adjective] Ons is gelukkig hier
|she has three small dogs|
[adjective + plural] Sy het drie klein hondjies
|this language is very easy|
[adverb + adjective] Hierdie taal is baie maklik
|I have a small green house|
[adjective + adjective] Ek het 'n klein groen huis
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.
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|
|how are you? Hoe gaan dit met jou?|
|I'm good, thank you Dit gaan goed dankie|
|and you? en met jou?|
|what is your name? Wat is jou naam?|
|my name is Maya My naam is Maya|
|nice to meet you Aangename kennis|
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