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.
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
|your country is big|
[noun + adjective] izwe lakho likhulu
|new books are expensive|
[plural + adjective] izincwadi ezintsha zibiza kakhulu
|we are happy here|
[pronoun + verb + adjective] sithokozile lapha
|she has three small dogs|
[adjective + plural] unezinja ezincane ezintathu
|this language is very easy|
[adverb + adjective] lolu limi lulula kakhulu
|I have a small green house|
[adjective + adjective] nginendlu encane eluhlaza satshani
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 - Zulu|
|how are you? unjani?|
|I'm good, thank you ngiyaphila, ngiyabonga|
|and you? wena?|
|what is your name? ubani igama lakho?|
|my name is Maya igama lami ngumaya|
|nice to meet you ngiyajabula ukukwazi|
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