Oriya Adjectives

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

black
black
କଳା [kaḷā]
grey
grey
ଧୂଷର [dhūṣara]
white
white
ଧଳା [dhaḷā]
blue
blue
ନୀଳ [nīḷa]
green
green
ସବୁଜ [sabuja]
yellow
yellow
ହଳଦୀଆ [haḷadī'ā]
red
red
ନାଲି [nāli]
brown
brown
ମାଟିଆ [māṭi'ā]

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
Oriya + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
ମୋ ଘର ଧଳା ଅଟେ
[mō ghara dhaḷā aṭē]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
ଆପଣଙ୍କର ଦେଶ ବଡ଼ ଅଟେ
[āpaṇaṅkara dēśa baṛa aṭē]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
ନୂଆ ବହିଗୁଡ଼ିକ ଦାମିକିଆ
[nū'ā bahiguṛika dāmiki'ā]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
ଆମେ ଏଠାରେ ଖୁସିରେ ଅଛୁ
[āmē ēṭhārē khusirē achu]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
ତାଙ୍କର ତିନୋଟି ଛୋଟ କୁକୁର ଅଛନ୍ତି
[tāṅkara tinōṭi chōṭa kukura achanti]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ଏହି ଭାଷାଟି ବହୁତ ସହଜିଆ ଅଟେ
[ēhi bhāṣāṭi bahuta sahaji'ā aṭē]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
ମୋର ଗୋଟିଏ ଛୋଟ ସବୁଜ ଘର ଅଛି
[mōra gōṭi'ē chōṭa sabuja ghara achi]

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
ଥଣ୍ଡା [thaṇḍā]
hot
hot
ଗରମ [garama]
cloudy
cloudy
ମେଘୁଆ [mēghu'ā]
rainy
rainy
ବର୍ଷା [barṣā]
snowy
snowy
ତୁଷାର [tuṣāra]
sunny
sunny
ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟାଲୋକ [sūryẏālōka]
windy
windy
ପବନ [pabana]
warm
warm
ଉଷୁମ [uṣuma]

Conversation in Oriya

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
Oriya
Pronunciation
hi
ହାଏ
[hā'ē]
how are you?
ଆପଣ କିପରି ଅଛନ୍ତି?
[āpaṇa kipari achanti.]
I'm good, thank you
ମୁଁ ଭଲ ଅଛି, ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ
[mum̐ bhala achi, dhanẏabāda]
and you?
ଆଉ ଆପଣ?
[ā'u āpaṇa.]
what is your name?
ଆପଣଙ୍କର ନାମ କ’ଣ ?
[āpaṇaṅkara nāma ka 'ṇa.]
my name is Maya
ମୋ ନାଁ ହେଉଛି ମାୟା
[mō nām̐ hē'uchi māẏā]
nice to meet you
ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଭେଟି ଭଲ ଲାଗିଲା
[āpaṇaṅku bhēṭi bhala lāgilā]

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

Oriya Alphabet   Oriya Alphabet

Oriya Nouns   Oriya Nouns



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