Yoruba Adjectives

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

black
black
dudu
grey
grey
awo-resuresu
white
white
funfun
blue
blue
awo oju-orun
green
green
awo-ewe
yellow
yellow
pupa rusurusu
red
red
pupa
brown
brown
irú àwò kanàwò dúdú

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
Yoruba
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
ile mi funfun
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
orile-ede re tobi
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
awon iwe tuntun maa nwon
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
inu wa dun nihinyi
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
o (arabirin) ni aja kekere meta
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
ede yi rorun pupo
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
mo ni ile alawo-ewe kekere

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
otutu
hot
hot
gbona
cloudy
cloudy
rainy
rainy
igba ojo
snowy
snowy
igba yin-yin
sunny
sunny
igba ooru
windy
windy
igba afefe
warm
warm
lo wooro

Conversation in Yoruba

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
Yoruba
hi
hi
how are you?
bawo lo se wa?
I'm good, thank you
mo wa daadaa, e se
and you?
ati iwo?
what is your name?
kini oruko re?
my name is Maya
oruko mi ni maya
nice to meet you
o dara lati pade e

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

Yoruba Alphabet   Yoruba Alphabet

Yoruba Nouns   Yoruba Nouns



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