Welcome to the second Hausa lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Hausa to help you practice your daily phrases.
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 - Hausa|
|my house is white|
[noun + adjective] gidana fari ne
|your country is big|
[noun + adjective] kasarka babba ce
|new books are expensive|
[plural + adjective] sabbabin littafai suna da tsada
|we are happy here|
[pronoun + verb + adjective] muna farin ciki a nan
|she has three small dogs|
[adjective + plural] tana da karnuka uku
|this language is very easy|
[adverb + adjective] wannan harshen yana da sauki ainun
|I have a small green house|
[adjective + adjective] ina da tsanwan gida karami
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.
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 - Hausa|
|how are you? ka/ki/kuna lafiya?|
|I'm good, thank you ina lafiya kalau, na gode|
|and you? kai fa?/ke fa?/ku fa?|
|what is your name? yaya sunanka/ki/ku?|
|my name is Maya sunnana maya|
|nice to meet you naji dadin haduwarmu!|
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