Kurdish Adjectives

Welcome to the second Kurdish lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Kurdish to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

black
black Audio
ره‌ش [resh]
grey
grey Audio
خۆڵه‌مێشی [kholameshy]
white
white Audio
سپی [speey]
blue
blue Audio
شین [sheen]
green
green Audio
سه‌وز [sawz]
yellow
yellow Audio
زه‌رد [zerd]
red
red Audio
سور [swr]
brown
brown Audio
قاوه‌یی [qawayee]

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
Kurdish + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
خانووەکەم سپییە Audio
[khanwakam speeya]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
ووڵاتەکەت گەروەیە Audio
[wlatakat gawraya]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
کتێبە نوێکان گرانن Audio
[kteba nwekan grann]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
ئێمە شادمانین لێرە Audio
[ema shadmaneen lera]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
ئەو سێ سەگی بچکۆلەی هەیە Audio
[aw se sagy haya]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ئەم زمانە زۆر ئاسانە Audio
[am zmana zor asana]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
من خانوویەکی سەوزی بچکۆلەم هەیە Audio
[mn khanwyaky sawzy bchkolam haya]

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 Audio
سارد [sard]
hot
hot Audio
گه‌رم [garm]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
هه‌وراوی [hawrawy]
rainy
rainy Audio
باراناوی [baranawy]
snowy
snowy Audio
بەفراوی [bafrawy]
sunny
sunny Audio
خۆره‌تاو [khorataw]
windy
windy Audio
بای هەیە [bay haya]
warm
warm Audio
شلەتێن [shlaten]

Conversation in Kurdish

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
Kurdish
Pronunciation
hi
چۆنی
[chony?] Audio
how are you?
لە چییای؟
[le chyay?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
من باشم، سوپاست دەکەم
[mn bashim, swpast dakam] Audio
and you?
ئەی تۆ؟
[ay to?] Audio
what is your name?
ناوت چییە؟
[nawt chya?] Audio
my name is Maya
من ناوم مایایە
[mn nawm mayaya] Audio
nice to meet you
خۆشحاڵم بە ناسینت
[khoshhalm be nasint] Audio

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

Kurdish Alphabet   Kurdish Alphabet

Kurdish Nouns   Kurdish Nouns



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