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.
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
|your country is big|
[noun + adjective] izwe lakho likhulu
|new books are expensive|
[plural + adjective] iincwadi ezintsha ziyabiza
|we are happy here|
[pronoun + verb + adjective] sonwabile apha
|she has three small dogs|
[adjective + plural] unezinja ezincinane ezintathu
|this language is very easy|
[adverb + adjective] olulwimi lulula kakhulu
|I have a small green house|
[adjective + adjective] ndinendlu encinane eluhlaza
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.
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|
|how are you? kunjani?|
|I'm good, thank you ndiphilile enkosi|
|and you? unjani wena?|
|what is your name? ungubani igama lakho?|
|my name is Maya igama lam ndingu Maya|
|nice to meet you bekukuhle ukudibana nawe|
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