Amharic Adjectives

Welcome to the second Amharic lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Amharic to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black Audio
ጥቁር [t'əqurə]
grey
grey Audio
ግራጫ [gərač'a]
white
white Audio
ነጭ [näč'ə]
blue
blue Audio
ስማያዊ [səmayawi]
green
green Audio
አረንጓዴ [ʾäränəgäde]
yellow
yellow Audio
ቢጫ [bič'a]
red
red Audio
ቀይ [qäyə]
brown
brown Audio
ቡና አይነት [buna ʾäyənätə]

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
Amharic + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
ቤቴ ነጭ ነው Audio
[bete näč'ə näwə]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
አገርህ ትልቅ ነው Audio
[ʾägärəhə tələqə näwə]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
አዲስ መፅሃፍት ውድ ናቸው Audio
[ʾädisə mäs'əhafətə wədə načäwə]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
እዚህ ደስተኞች ነን Audio
[ ʾəzihə däsətäñočə nänə]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
ሶስት ቡችላዎች አሏት Audio
[sosətə bučəlawočə ʾälätə ]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ቋንቋው በጣም ቀላል ነው Audio
[ qwanəqwawə bät'amə qälalə näwə]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
ትንሽ አረንጓዴ ቤት አለኝ Audio
[tənəšə ʾäränəgäde betə ʾäläñə ]

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
ብርዳማ [bərədama]
hot
hot Audio
ሞቃታማ [moqatama]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
ደመናማ [dämänama]
rainy
rainy Audio
ዝናባማ [zənabama]
snowy
snowy Audio
በረዶማ [bärädoma]
sunny
sunny Audio
ፀሃያማ [s'ähayama]
windy
windy Audio
ነፋሻማ [näfašama]
warm
warm Audio
ሞቃት [moqatə]

Conversation in Amharic

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
Amharic
Pronunciation
hi
ሃይ
[hayə] Audio
how are you?
እንዴት ነህ?
[ʾənədetə nähə? ] Audio
I'm good, thank you
ደህና ነኝ, አመሰግናለው
[dähəna näñə, ʾämäsägənaläwə] Audio
and you?
አንተስ?
[ʾänətäsə?] Audio
what is your name?
ስምህ ማነው?
[səməhə manäwə?] Audio
my name is Maya
ማያ
[ maya ] Audio
nice to meet you
አንተን በማግኘቴ ደስ ብሎኛል
[ʾänətänə bämagəñäte däsə bəloñalə ] Audio

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

Amharic Alphabet   Amharic Alphabet

Amharic Nouns   Amharic Nouns



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