Malayalam Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
കറുപ്പ് [kṟu pep]
grey
grey Audio
നരച്ച [nerechch]
white
white Audio
വെള്ള [veḷeḷ]
blue
blue Audio
നീല [nīl]
green
green Audio
പച്ച [pechch]
yellow
yellow Audio
മഞ്ഞ [meñeñ]
red
red Audio
ചുവപ്പ് [chu vepep]
brown
brown Audio
ചവുണ്ട [chvu ṇeṭ]

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
Malayalam + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
എന്ടെ വീടിന് വെള്ള നിറമാണ് Audio
[eneṭe vīṭeine veḷeḷe neiṟemaṇ]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
നിങ്ങളുടെ രാജ്യം വലുതാണ് Audio
[neineneḷu ṭe rajeye' velu thaṇ]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
പുതിയ പുസ്തകങ്ങള്‍ വിലയേറിയതാണ് Audio
[pu theiye pu sethekneneḷe‍ veileyeṟeiyethaṇ]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
ഞങ്ങള്‍ ഇവിടെ സന്തുഷ്ടരാണ് Audio
[ñeneneḷe‍ iveiṭe senethu sśeṭeraṇ]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
അവള്‍ക്ക് മുന്ന് ചെറിയ പട്ടിയുണ്ട് Audio
[aveḷe‍kk mu nene cheṟeiye peṭeṭeiyu ṇeṭ]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ഈ ഭാഷ വളരെ എളുപ്പമാണ് Audio
[ī bhasśe veḷere eḷu pepemaṇ]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
എനിക്ക് ഒരു പച്ച വീട് ഉണ്ട് Audio
[eneikk oru pechch vīṭe uṇeṭ]

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
കുളിരുള്ള [ku ḷeiru ḷeḷ]
hot
hot Audio
ചുടുള്ള [chu ṭu ḷeḷ]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
മേഘാവൃതം [meghaverethe']
rainy
rainy Audio
മഴ യുള്ള [meḻe yu ḷeḷ]
snowy
snowy Audio
മഞ്ഞു വീഴുന്ന [meñeñu vīḻu nen]
sunny
sunny Audio
തെളിഞ്ഞ [theḷeiñeñ]
windy
windy Audio
കാറ്റുള്ള [kaṟeṟu ḷeḷ]
warm
warm Audio
ചെറു ചുടുള്ള [cheṟu chu ṭu ḷeḷ]

Conversation in Malayalam

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
Malayalam
Pronunciation
hi
ആഹ്
[ah] Audio
how are you?
എങ്ങനെ ഉണ്ട്
[enenene uṇeṭ] Audio
I'm good, thank you
നല്ലത്, നന്ദി
[nelelethe, nenedei] Audio
and you?
അങ്ങോ?
[aneno?] Audio
what is your name?
എന്താ അങ്ങയുടെ പേര്?
[enetha aneneyu ṭe pere?] Audio
my name is Maya
എന്‍റെ പേര് മായ
[ene‍ṟe pere may] Audio
nice to meet you
കണ്ടു മുട്ടിയതില്‍ സന്തോഷം
[kṇeṭu mu ṭeṭeiyetheile‍ senethosśe'] Audio

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

Malayalam Alphabet   Malayalam Alphabet

Malayalam Nouns   Malayalam Nouns



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