Yiddish Adjectives

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

black
black
שוואַרץ
grey
grey
גרוי
white
white
ווייַס
blue
blue
בלוי
green
green
גרין
yellow
yellow
געל
red
red
רויט
brown
brown
ברוין

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
Yiddish
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
מיין הויז איז ווייַס
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
דיין לאַנד איז גרויס
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
נייע ביכער זענענ טייער
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
מיר זענען צופרידן דאָ
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
זי האט דרייַ קליינע הינט
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
די שפראך איז זייער לייכט
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
איך הָָאב אַ קליינע אראַנזשעריע

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
קאַלט
hot
hot
הייס
cloudy
cloudy
וואָלֹקנדיק
rainy
rainy
רעגענדיק
snowy
snowy
שניייק
sunny
sunny
רעגענדיק
windy
windy
ווינטיק
warm
warm
וואַרעם

Conversation in Yiddish

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
Yiddish
hi
הי
how are you?
וואָס מאַכט איר?
I'm good, thank you
גוט. אַ דאַנק.
and you?
און איר?
what is your name?
וואָס איז אייער נאָמען?
my name is Maya
מיין נאָמען איז מייַאַ
nice to meet you
פייַן צו טרעפן איר

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

Yiddish Alphabet   Yiddish Alphabet

Yiddish Nouns   Yiddish Nouns



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