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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oromo Adjectives

Ethiopian Argument | Wednesday, April 30, 2014
 This time we will first learn about colors, followed by grammar rules, then weather expressions, finally a conversation in Oromo to help you practice your daily phrases.
black
black
gurraacha
grey
grey
daalacha
white
white
adii
blue
blue
baluu
green
green
magariisa
yellow
yellow 
red
red
diimaa
brown
brown
bifa bunaa

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 RulesOromo
my house is white
[noun + adjective]
manni ko adiidha 
your country is big
[noun + adjective]
biyyi keessan guddaadha 
new books are expensive
[plural + adjective]
kitaaboonni haara'on mi'aada 
we are happy here
[pronoun + verb + adjective]
asitti gammachu qabna 
she has three small dogs
[adjective + plural]
saroota xixinno sadii qabdi 
this language is very easy
[adverb + adjective]
afaan kun baayyee saphaadha 
I have a small green house
[adjective + adjective]
mana xinnoo bifa maqariisaa nqaba 

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
dhaamocha
hot
hot
gubaa
cloudy
cloudy
dumeesa'aa
rainy
rainy
roobuu
snowy
snowy 
sunny
sunny
aduu qaba
windy
windy
nibubbisa
warm
warm
hoo'aa

Conversation in Oromo
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.

EnglishOromo
hinaqaa?
how are you?isin attam?
I'm good, thank youfayyaadha, ulfaadhu
and you?ati ho?
what is your name?maqaan ke eenyu
my name is Mayamaqaan kiyya maayaadha
nice to meet yousi argun naaf gammachudha

Source: learn101

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