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.
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]
|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.
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.
|how are you?||see tahay|
|I'm good, thank you||waan fiicnahay, mahadsanid|
|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.
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