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.
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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.
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|
|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|
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