Greenlandic Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
qernertoq
grey
grey Audio
qasertoq
white
white Audio
qaqortoq
blue
blue Audio
tungujortoq
green
green Audio
qorsuk
yellow
yellow Audio
sungaaqeq
red
red Audio
aappaluttoq
brown
brown Audio
kajortoq

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
Greenlandic
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
Illuga qaqortuuvoq Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
Nunarsi angivoq Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
Atuakkat nutaat akisupput Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
Nuannaarpugut Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
Pingasunik mikisunik qimmiuteqarpoq Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
Oqaatsiit uku sapernanngitsuaraapput Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
Naatitsivimmik illuaraateqarpunga 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
nuanneq
hot
hot Audio
kiak
cloudy
cloudy Audio
nalornisoq
rainy
rainy Audio
sialuk
snowy
snowy Audio
aput
sunny
sunny Audio
seqineq
windy
windy Audio
anori
warm
warm Audio
kiak

Conversation in Greenlandic

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
Greenlandic
hi
Aluu Audio
how are you?
Qanoq ippit? Audio
I'm good, thank you
Ajung illit qujan(aq) Audio
and you?
Illimmi? Audio
what is your name?
Qanoq ateqarpit? Audio
my name is Maya
Maya-mik ateqarpunga Audio
nice to meet you
Nuanneq naapillutit Audio

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

Greenlandic Alphabet   Greenlandic Alphabet

Greenlandic Nouns   Greenlandic Nouns



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