Zulu Adjectives

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

black
black Audio
okumnyama
grey
grey Audio
okungwevu
white
white Audio
okumnhlophe
blue
blue Audio
okuluhlaza sasibhakabhaka
green
green Audio
okuluhlaza satshani
yellow
yellow Audio
okuphuzi
red
red Audio
okubovu
brown
brown Audio
okunsundu

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
Zulu
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
indlu yami imhlophe Audio
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
izwe lakho likhulu Audio
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
izincwadi ezintsha zibiza kakhulu Audio
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
sithokozile lapha Audio
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
unezinja ezincane ezintathu Audio
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
lolu limi lulula kakhulu Audio
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
nginendlu encane eluhlaza satshani 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
kuyabanda
hot
hot Audio
kuyashisa
cloudy
cloudy Audio
kuguqubele
rainy
rainy Audio
liyana
snowy
snowy Audio
likhithikile
sunny
sunny Audio
kubalele
windy
windy Audio
kunomoya
warm
warm Audio
kufudumele

Conversation in Zulu

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
Zulu
hi
sawubona Audio
how are you?
unjani? Audio
I'm good, thank you
ngiyaphila, ngiyabonga Audio
and you?
wena? Audio
what is your name?
ubani igama lakho? Audio
my name is Maya
igama lami ngumaya Audio
nice to meet you
ngiyajabula ukukwazi Audio

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

Zulu Alphabet   Zulu Alphabet

Zulu Nouns   Zulu Nouns



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