Igbo Adjectives

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

black
black
oji
grey
grey
ntụ ntụ
white
white
ọcha
blue
blue
ọtanjele
green
green
ọchandụ
yellow
yellow
edo
red
red
mme
brown
brown
braun

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
Igbo
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
ụnọ/ụlọ m dị ọcha
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
obodo unu buru ibu
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
akwụkwọ ọhụrụ dị oke ọnụ
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
obi dị anyị ụtọ/ụsọ
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
o nwere ọbele nkịta atọ
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
asụsụ a dị ezigbo mfe
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
e nwere m ọbele ụnọ ọchandụ

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
oyi
hot
hot
ọkụ ọkụ
cloudy
cloudy
urukpu
rainy
rainy
mmiri
snowy
snowy
sno
sunny
sunny
anwụ anwụ
windy
windy
ikuku ikuku
warm
warm
ọkụ

Conversation in Igbo

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
Igbo
hi
kedụ
how are you?
kedụ k'ịmere?
I'm good, thank you
a dị m mma
and you?
g'ịnwa kwanụ?
what is your name?
kedụ afa gị?
my name is Maya
afa m bụ Maya
nice to meet you
obi dị m ụtọ ịmata onye ị bụ

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

Igbo Alphabet   Igbo Alphabet

Igbo Nouns   Igbo Nouns



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