Oromo Adjectives

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.

black
black
gurraacha
grey
grey
daalacha
white
white
adii
blue
blue
baluu
green
green
magariisa
yellow
yellow
red
red
diimaa
brown
brown
bifa bunaa

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
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.

cold
cold
dhaamocha
hot
hot
gubaa
cloudy
cloudy
dumeesa'aa
rainy
rainy
roobuu
snowy
snowy
sunny
sunny
aduu qaba
windy
windy
nibubbisa
warm
warm
hoo'aa

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.

English
Oromo
hi
naqaa?
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.

Oromo Alphabet   Oromo Alphabet

Oromo Nouns   Oromo Nouns



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