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.
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 - Oromo|
|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.
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 - Oromo|
|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|
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