Punjabi Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
ਕਾਲਾ [kālā]
grey
grey Audio
ਸਲੇਟੀ [salēṭī]
white
white Audio
ਚੱਿਟਾ [caiṭā]
blue
blue Audio
ਨੀਲਾ [nīlā]
green
green Audio
ਹਰਾ [harā]
yellow
yellow Audio
ਪੀਲਾ [pīlā]
red
red Audio
ਲਾਲ [lāla]
brown
brown Audio
ਭੂਰਾ [bhūrā]

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
Punjabi + Pronunciation
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
ਮੇਰਾ ਘਰ ਚਿੱਟਾ ਹੈ Audio
[mērā ghara ciṭā hai]
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
ਮੇਰਾ ਦੇਸ਼ ਵੱਡਾ ਹੈ Audio
[mērā dēśa vaḍā hai]
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
ਨਵੀਆਂ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਮਹਿੰਗੀਆਂ ਹਨ Audio
[navī'āṁ kitābāṁ mahigī'āṁ hana]
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
ਅਸੀਂ ਏਥੇ ਖੁਸ਼ ਹਾਂ Audio
[asīṁ ēthē khuśa hāṁ]
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
ਓਸ ਕੁੜੀ ਕੋਲ ਤਿੰਨ ਛੋਟੇ ਕੁੱਤੇ ਹਨ Audio
[ōsa kuṛī kōla tina chōṭē kutē hana]
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ਇਹ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਬਹੁਤ ਸੌਖੀ ਹੈ Audio
[iha bhāśā bahuta saukhī hai]
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
ਮੇਰਾ ਇੱਕ ਛੋਟਾ ਜਿਹਾ ਹਰਾ ਘਰ ਹੈ Audio
[mērā ika chōṭā jihā harā ghara hai]

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 Audio
ਠੰਢ [ṭhaḍha]
hot
hot Audio
ਗਰਮ [garama]
cloudy
cloudy Audio
ਬੱਦਲਾਂ ਵਾਲਾ [badalāṁ vālā]
rainy
rainy Audio
ਮੀਂਹ ਵਾਲਾ [mīnha vālā]
snowy
snowy Audio
ਬਰਫ਼ੀਲਾ [barafīlā]
sunny
sunny Audio
ਧੂੱਪਦਾਰ [dhūpadāra]
windy
windy Audio
ਹਵਾਦਾਰ [havādāra]
warm
warm Audio
ਗਰਮ [garama]

Conversation in Punjabi

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
Punjabi
Pronunciation
hi
ਹਾਇ
[hā'i] Audio
how are you?
ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਕੀ ਹਾਲ ਐ?
[tuhāḍā kī hāla ai?] Audio
I'm good, thank you
ਮੈਂ ਠੀਕ ਆਂ, ਧੰਨਵਾਦ
[maiṁ ṭhīka āṁ, dhanavāda] Audio
and you?
ਅਤੇ ਤੁਸੀਂ?
[atē tusīṁ?] Audio
what is your name?
ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਨਾਮ ਕੀ ਹੈ?
[tuhāḍā nāma kī hai?] Audio
my name is Maya
ਮੇਰਾ ਨਾਮ ਮਾਇਆ ਹੈ
[mērā nāma mā'i'ā hai] Audio
nice to meet you
ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਮਿਲ ਕੇ ਚੰਗਾ ਲੱਗਿਆ
[tuhānū mila kē cagā lagi'ā] Audio

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

Punjabi Alphabet   Punjabi Alphabet

Punjabi Nouns   Punjabi Nouns



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