Belarusian Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
чорны [chorni]
grey
grey Audio
шэры [sheri]
white
white Audio
белы [byeli]
blue
blue Audio
сіні [sіnі]
green
green Audio
зялёны [zyalyoni]
yellow
yellow Audio
жоўты [ʐowti]
red
red Audio
чырвоны [chirvoni]
brown
brown Audio
карычневы [karichnyevi]

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
Belarusian + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
мой дом белы Audio
[moy dom byeli]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
ваша краіна вялікая Audio
[vasha kraіna vyalіkaya]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
новыя кнігі дарагія Audio
[noviya knіguі daraguіya]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
мы шчаслівыя тут Audio
[mi shchaslіviya toot]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
у яе тры маленькія сабакі Audio
[oo yaye tri malyenʲkіya sabakі]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
гэта мова вельмі лёгкая Audio
[gueta mova vyelʲmі lyogukaya]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
у мяне ёсць маленькі зялёны дом Audio
[oo myanye yostzʲ malyenʲkі zyalyoni dom]

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
халоднае [khalodnaye]
hot
hot Audio
спякотнае/задушлівае [spyakotnaye/zadooshlіvaye]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
воблачнае [voblachnaye]
rainy
rainy Audio
даждлівае [daʐdlіvaye]
snowy
snowy Audio
снежнае [snyeʐnaye]
sunny
sunny Audio
сонечнае [sonyechnaye]
windy
windy Audio
ветранае [vyetranaye]
warm
warm Audio
цёплае [tzyoplaye]

Conversation in Belarusian

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
Belarusian
Pronunciation
hi
прывітанне!
[privіtannye!] Audio
how are you?
як маецеся?
[yak mayetzyesya?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
у мяне ўсё добра, дзякуй
[oo myanye wsyo dobra, dzyakooy] Audio
and you?
а ў вас?
[a w vas?] Audio
what is your name?
як цябе (вас) завуць?
[yak tzyabye (vas) zavootzʲ?] Audio
my name is Maya
мяне завуць/маё імя майя
[myanye zavootzʲ/mayo іmya mayya] Audio
nice to meet you
прыемна пазнаёміцца
[priyemna paznayomіtztza] Audio

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

Belarusian Alphabet   Belarusian Alphabet

Belarusian Nouns   Belarusian Nouns



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