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.
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
|new books are expensive|
[plural + adjective] lafo ny boky vaovao
|we are happy here|
[pronoun + verb + adjective] faly izahay eto
|she has three small dogs|
[adjective + plural] manana alika kely telo izy
|this language is very easy|
[adverb + adjective] tena mora ity teny ity
|I have a small green house|
[adjective + adjective] manana trano kely maitso aho
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.
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|
|how are you? manao ahoana ianao|
|I'm good, thank you tsara fa misaotra|
|and you? ary ianao?|
|what is your name? izy no anaranao|
|my name is Maya maya no anarako|
|nice to meet you|
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