Egyptian Adjectives

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

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black Audio
إسْود [eswed]
grey
grey Audio
رُصاصِي [rusasi]
white
white Audio
أبـْيـَض [abyad]
blue
blue Audio
أزْرَق [aza']
green
green Audio
أخـْضـَر [akhdar]
yellow
yellow Audio
أصـْفـَر [asfar]
red
red Audio
أحْمَر [ahmar]
brown
brown Audio
بُني [bunni]

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
Egyptian + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
بيتي أبْيَض Audio
[beeti abyad]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
بَلَدَك كِبير Audio
[baladak kebir]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
الكُتُب الجِديدَة غالية Audio
[elkutub elgedida ghalia]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
إحْنا مَبْسُوطين هِنا Audio
[ehna mabsoteen hena]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
هِيَّا عَندَها تَلات كِلاب صُغَيَّرة Audio
[hiya 'andaha talat kelab sughayara]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
اللُغَة دي سَهْلة جِدًا Audio
[ellugha di sahla geddan]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
عَندي بِيت أخْضَر صُغَيَّر Audio
[andy beet akhdar sughayar]

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
برد [bard]
hot
hot Audio
حر [har]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
مِغيِّم [meghayem]
rainy
rainy Audio
بِتمَطَّر [betmattar]
snowy
snowy Audio
بتمطر تلج [betmattar talg]
sunny
sunny Audio
مشمس [meshames]
windy
windy Audio
هَوا [hawa]
warm
warm Audio
دافئ [dafee]

Conversation in Egyptian

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
Egyptian
Pronunciation
hi
أهْلا
[ahlan] Audio
how are you?
إزَيَّك؟
[ezayak?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
أنا كويِّس، شُكرًا
[ana kwayes, shukran] Audio
and you?
وإنتَ؟
[we enta?] Audio
what is your name?
إسمَك إيه؟
[esmak eeh?] Audio
my name is Maya
إسمِي مايا
[esmi maya] Audio
nice to meet you
سَعيد بِمُقابِلتك
[sa'eed bemuablitak] Audio

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

Egyptian Alphabet   Egyptian Alphabet

Egyptian Nouns   Egyptian Nouns



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