Javanese Adjectives

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

black
black
ireng
grey
grey
abu-abu
white
white
putih
blue
blue
biru
green
green
ijo
yellow
yellow
kuning
red
red
abang
brown
brown
coklat

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
Javanese
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
omahku putih
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
negaramu gedhe
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
buku anyar iku larang
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
ing kene padha seneng
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
dheweke duwe asu cacahe telu
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
basa iki banget gampang
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
aku duwe omah kaca cilik

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
adem
hot
hot
panas
cloudy
cloudy
mendung
rainy
rainy
udan
snowy
snowy
udan salju
sunny
sunny
panas kenthar-kenthar
windy
windy
angin
warm
warm
anget

Conversation in Javanese

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
Javanese
hi
hai
how are you?
apa kabarmu?
I'm good, thank you
aku apik wae
and you?
lha kowe?
what is your name?
sapa jenengmu?
my name is Maya
jenengku Maya
nice to meet you
seneng bisa ketemu kowe

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

Javanese Alphabet   Javanese Alphabet

Javanese Nouns   Javanese Nouns



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