Xhosa Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
siziba
grey
grey Audio
mthubi
white
white Audio
mnyama
blue
blue Audio
mhlophe
green
green Audio
mdaka
yellow
yellow Audio
luhlaza okwesibhakabhaka
red
red Audio
luhlaza okotyani
brown
brown Audio
bomvu

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
Xhosa
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
indlu yam imhlophe Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
izwe lakho likhulu Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
iincwadi ezintsha ziyabiza Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
sonwabile apha Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
unezinja ezincinane ezintathu Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
olulwimi lulula kakhulu Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
ndinendlu encinane eluhlaza Audio

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
banda
hot
hot Audio
shushu
cloudy
cloudy Audio
kusibekele
rainy
rainy Audio
kuyanetha
snowy
snowy Audio
kukhithikile
sunny
sunny Audio
libalele
windy
windy Audio
kunomoya
warm
warm Audio
kufudumele

Conversation in Xhosa

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
Xhosa
hi
molo Audio
how are you?
kunjani? Audio
I'm good, thank you
ndiphilile enkosi Audio
and you?
unjani wena? Audio
what is your name?
ungubani igama lakho? Audio
my name is Maya
igama lam ndingu Maya Audio
nice to meet you
bekukuhle ukudibana nawe Audio

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

Xhosa Alphabet   Xhosa Alphabet

Xhosa Nouns   Xhosa Nouns



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