Welcome to the second Oromo lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Oromo to help you practice your daily phrases.
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.
|my house is white|
[noun + adjective]
|manni ko adiidha |
|your country is big|
[noun + adjective]
|biyyi keessan guddaadha |
|new books are expensive|
[plural + adjective]
|kitaaboonni haara'on mi'aada |
|we are happy here|
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
|asitti gammachu qabna |
|she has three small dogs|
[adjective + plural]
|saroota xixinno sadii qabdi |
|this language is very easy|
[adverb + adjective]
|afaan kun baayyee saphaadha |
|I have a small green house|
[adjective + adjective]
|mana xinnoo bifa maqariisaa nqaba |
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.
Conversation in Oromo
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.
|how are you?||isin attam?|
|I'm good, thank you||fayyaadha, ulfaadhu|
|and you?||ati ho?|
|what is your name?||maqaan ke eenyu|
|my name is Maya||maqaan kiyya maayaadha|
|nice to meet you||si argun naaf gammachudha|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about adjectives in Oromo. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. The next lesson is below.
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