Kongo Adjectives

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

black
black
ndombe
grey
grey
fututu
white
white
mpembe
blue
blue
bule
green
green
masa ya saka-saka
yellow
yellow
ya mafuta
red
red
mbwaki
brown
brown
mbwaki ya pete

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
Kongo
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
nzo na mono ikele mpembe
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
nsi na mono ikele nene
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
mikanda ya mpa ikele ntalu mingi
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
beto ke na kiese awa
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
yandi kele na mbwa tatu ya fioti
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ndinga yai ikele pete kibeni
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
mono ikele na mwa nzo ya

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
madidi
hot
hot
tiya
cloudy
cloudy
ya matuti
rainy
rainy
ya mvula
snowy
snowy
ya mvula ya mpembe
sunny
sunny
ya ntangu
windy
windy
ya mupepe
warm
warm
tiya-tiya

Conversation in Kongo

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
Kongo
hi
mbote
how are you?
ebwe nge?
I'm good, thank you
mono ke mbote, matondo/melesi
and you?
ebwe nge si?
what is your name?
nki kele zina na nge?
my name is Maya
zina na mono ikele maya
nice to meet you
kiese ya kuzabana na nge

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

Kongo Alphabet   Kongo Alphabet

Kongo Nouns   Kongo Nouns



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