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SwahiliAdjectives

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LearnSwahili .Enjoytherestofthelesson! Learningthe SwahiliAdjectives

LearningtheSwahiliAdjectivesdisplayedbelowisvitaltothelanguage.SwahiliAdjectivesarewordsthat

describeormodifyanotherpersonorthinginthesentence.

GrammarTips:

WhileinEnglishanadjectivedoesn’tchangewhenthenounchanges,inSwahilianadjectiveshouldagree

withnounclass.Forexample:

a) Mtotomzuriamefika(agoodchildhasarrived)b) Kitikizurikimetengenezwa(agoodchairhasbeen made)c) Garizurilimeletwa(agoodcarhasbeenbrought)Alltheaboveexamplesareinsingular.Asyou canrealize,thestemis–zuriandafteryouaddtheprefixesofthenounclass. Herearesomeexamples:

EnglishAdjectives

SwahiliAdjectives

adjectives

Vivumishi

agreentree

MtiwakijaniKibichi

atallbuilding

Jengondefu

averyoldman

mzeemkongwe/mtumzeesana

theoldredhouse

Nyumbanyekunduiliozeekasana

averynicefriend

rafikimzurisana

NoticethestructureoftheAdjectivesinSwahili.

ListofAdjectivesinSwahili

BelowisalistoftheAdjectives,Colors,Shapes,SizesinSwahiliplacedinatable.Memorizingthistablewill

helpyouaddveryusefulandimportantwordstoyourSwahilivocabulary.

EnglishAdjectives

SwahiliAdjectives

colors

rangi

black

Nyeusi

blue

bluu

brown

hudhurungi

gray

kijivu

green

KijaniKibichi

orange

Chungwa

purple

zambarau

red

nyekundu

white

nyeupe

yellow

manjano

sizes

Kimo/Vimo

big

Ukubwa

deep

kinakirefu

long

urefu

narrow

Wembamba

short

Ufupi

small

Udogo

tall

Urefu

thick

Unene

thin

Wembamba

wide

upana

shapes

maumbo

circular

mviringo

straight

unyofu

square

mraba

triangular

Pembetatu

tastes

ladha

bitter

Chungu

fresh

upya

salty

chumvi

sour

chacha

spicy

chenyeviungo

sweet

tamu

qualities

sifa

bad

mbaya

clean

safi

dark

giza

difficult

Ngumu

dirty

chafu

dry

kavu

easy

rahisi

empty

tupu

expensive

ghali

fast

Haraka

foreign

Geni

full

Jaa

good

Njema

hard

ngumu

heavy

nzito

inexpensive

Beirahisi

light

Nyepesi

local

Kienyeji

new

Mpya

noisy

kelele

old

zee

powerful

hodari

quiet

tulivu

correct

sahihi

slow

polepole

soft

laini

very

sana

weak

dhaifu

wet

loa

wrong

makosa

young

Ujana

quantities

kiasi

few

Chache

little

kidogo

many

wengi

much

zaidi

part

sehemu

some

baadhi

afew

Chache

whole

nzima

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