Estonian Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
must
grey
grey Audio
hall
white
white Audio
valge
blue
blue Audio
sinine
green
green Audio
roheline
yellow
yellow Audio
kollane
red
red Audio
punane
brown
brown Audio
pruun

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
Estonian
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
mu maja on valge Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
teie riik on suur Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
uued raamatud on kallid Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
me oleme siin õnnelikud Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
tal on kolm väikest koera Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
see keel on väga lihtne Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
mul on väike roheline maja 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
külm
hot
hot Audio
kuum
cloudy
cloudy Audio
pilvine
rainy
rainy Audio
vihmane
snowy
snowy Audio
lumine
sunny
sunny Audio
päikesepaisteline
windy
windy Audio
tuuline
warm
warm Audio
soe

Conversation in Estonian

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
Estonian
hi
tere! Audio
how are you?
kuidas läheb? Audio
I'm good, thank you
tänan, hästi Audio
and you?
kuidas teil endal läheb? Audio
what is your name?
kuidas on teie nimi? Audio
my name is Maya
minu nimi on maya Audio
nice to meet you
meeldiv tutvuda! Audio

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

Estonian Alphabet   Estonian Alphabet

Estonian Nouns   Estonian Nouns



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