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.
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.
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]|
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