Hi! Welcome back,
Today we are going to be doing something different, we have looked at making simple sentences in Igbo in our previous lessons and in today’s lesson, we are going to look at how to spice up those simple sentences with adjectives.
Adjectives in Igbo are known as ‘ǹkọ́wáàhà’ (nnh-koh-wah-hah) and there are a whole load of different Igbo adjectives you can use in your Igbo sentences.
Let’s take a look at the adjectives below:
Adjectives in Igbo
Now that you know some of the common adjectives in Igbo, we are going to look at how to use these adjectives in sentences. Note that in English, adjectives come before the noun, but in Igbo, adjectives come after the noun.
- White man
- Tall woman
- Nwókē Ọ́chá = White man (where “Nwókē” means man & “Ọ́chá” means “white” i.e. “man white”)
- Nwáànyị̀ ógólógó = Tall woman (where “Nwáànyị̀” means “woman” & “ógólógó ” means “tall”i.e. “woman tall”)
Igbo sentences with Adjectives
|Nwókē ọ́jọ́ọ||Bad man|
|Nwáànyị̀ ọ́má||Good woman|
|Ósísí ógólógó||Tall tree|
|Óché ḿkpụ́ḿkpụ́||Short chair|
|Ákwà ḿméē||Red cloth|
|Nwókē úkwú||Big man|
|Ńkị́tā ńtà||Small dog|
|Éhí ọ́chá||White cow|
|Ụ́lọ̀ ànụ̀nụ̀||Blue house|
|Ónyé ójíī||A black person|
|Nwátà nwókē gị́rị́gị́rị́||Slim boy|
|Òkóòkó òdòdó||Purple flower|
That’s it for today on adjectives.
Now you have learnt how to use adjectives in your sentences to make your sentences more colourful and to spice them up.
Make sure you continue to practice through speaking with people around you in Igbo, this will help you a lot in retaining what you’ve learnt.
You are getting there, keep learning and having fun!