Hausa Adjectives

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.

black
black
baƙi
grey
grey
tokatoka
white
white
fari
blue
blue
shuɗi
green
green
tsanwa
yellow
yellow
rawayu
red
red
jajata
brown
brown
ruwan-ƙasa

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
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.

cold
cold
sanyi
hot
hot
zafi
cloudy
cloudy
lumshi
rainy
rainy
alamar ruwa
snowy
snowy
dusar kankara
sunny
sunny
hasken rana
windy
windy
iska
warm
warm
ɗumi

Conversation in Hausa

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
hi
barka!
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!

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

Hausa Alphabet   Hausa Alphabet

Hausa Nouns   Hausa Nouns



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