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.
masa ya saka-saka
mbwaki ya pete
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.
ya mvula ya mpembe
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|
|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|
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