Somali Adjectives

Welcome to the second Somali lesson about adjectives. This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Somali to help you practice your daily phrases.

black
black
madow
grey
grey
calow
white
white
caddaan
blue
blue
buluug
green
green
cagaar
yellow
yellow
jaalle
red
red
guduud
brown
brown
kafee

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
Somali
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
gurigeygu waa caddaan
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
dalkaagu waa mid weyn
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
buugta cusub waa qaali
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
waan ku faraxsan nahay halkan
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
waxay leedahay saddex ey oo yaryar
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
afkaan waa mid aad u fudud
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
waxaan leeyahay guri yar oo cagaar ah

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
qabow
hot
hot
kulayl
cloudy
cloudy
daruur leh
rainy
rainy
roob leh
snowy
snowy
baraf leh
sunny
sunny
qorrax leh
windy
windy
dabayl leh
warm
warm
qandac

Conversation in Somali

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
Somali
hi
haye
how are you?
see tahay
I'm good, thank you
waan fiicnahay, mahadsanid
and you?
adiguna?
what is your name?
magacaa?
my name is Maya
magacaygu waa maya
nice to meet you
kulanti wanaagsan

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

Somali Alphabet   Somali Alphabet

Somali Nouns   Somali Nouns



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