Malagasy Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
mainty
grey
grey Audio
volon-davenona
white
white Audio
fotsy
blue
blue Audio
manga
green
green Audio
maintso
yellow
yellow Audio
mavo
red
red Audio
mena
brown
brown Audio
volon-tany

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
Malagasy
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
fotsy ny tranoko Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
lafo ny boky vaovao Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
faly izahay eto Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
manana alika kely telo izy Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
tena mora ity teny ity Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
manana trano kely maitso aho Audio

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
mangatsiaka
hot
hot Audio
mafana
cloudy
cloudy Audio
misy rahona
rainy
rainy Audio
avy orana
snowy
snowy Audio
snowing
sunny
sunny Audio
be masoandro
windy
windy Audio
mandrivotra
warm
warm Audio
mafana

Conversation in Malagasy

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
Malagasy
hi
Audio
how are you?
manao ahoana ianao Audio
I'm good, thank you
tsara fa misaotra Audio
and you?
ary ianao? Audio
what is your name?
izy no anaranao Audio
my name is Maya
maya no anarako Audio
nice to meet you
Audio

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

Malagasy Alphabet   Malagasy Alphabet

Malagasy Nouns   Malagasy Nouns



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