Jifunze Kiswahili Sehemu ya Saba-2

      THE SWAHILI ADJECTIVE (VIVUMISHI OR SIFA)

In kiswahili language the adjectives agree with the nouns they quality both in number and in Normal prefixes

The following is a list of Swahili adjectives.it is not exhaustive it contains,however, most of the commonly used adjectives.

Note that those which are preceded by a dash, take the nominal prefix es, and those which are not preceded by a dash do not take any prefix.

……..dogo, small, little.                      ……humu,hard, difficult

……..kubwa,big, great.                       …….Zima,  whole, living

……..refu,long, high.                             …….pya, new

…….fupi,hort, shallow.                        …….chungu, bitter, sour

……zuri,nice pretty.                              …….tamu,  sweet

…….baya,bad, ugly.                              ……chache few

……..Kali,sharp, fierce.                           ……Nene, fat

……..pole,mild gentle.                          ………nono,fat(animal)

…….kavu,dry.                                         ………chafu, dirty

…….bichi, unripe,raw.                            …….vivu,lazy

…….bovu, rotten broken.                        ……kuu,great

…….Pana, wide.                                        ……tupu, empty

…….embamba, slender.                          ……ote, all whole

…….zito, heavy.                                         ……epesi, light,easy

……ema,kind good.                                    …….erevu, cunning

…….ekundu,red.                                            ……ingia, much, many

…….eusi, black.                                              …….ingine, other

We will continue next time

 

Habari Zifananazo

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