KISWAHILI FOR BEGINNERS: THE SWAHILI ADJECTIVE (VIVUMISHI OR SIFA) 2.

We proceed with our topic Adjectives

The following Adjectives do not take nominal prefixes:

Bora, excellent.                                        Safi, clean

Hafifu, poor (quality)                                rasmi, official

Hodari, brave, skilful.                                Halisi, genuine

Ghali, expensive.                                      Rahisi, cheap, easy

Baba, few, rare.                                         Imara, firm, strong

Laini, soft.                                                 Maskini, poor

Tajiri, rich.                                                  Tele, abundant

Kamili, complete,

Exactly, on the dor

Here are some examples of adjectives agreeing with their nouns

Singular.                                                                  Plural

Mtoto, mdogo.                 a small child               watoto wadogo

Mwalimu, Hodari.           a good teacher.            Walimu Hodari

Mtu, mwerevu.               a cunning man.             Watu were u

Kitabu cheese.                 a black book.                 Vitabu vyeusi

Mwizi mkubwa,                 a big thief.                   Wezi wakubwa

Uso mweupe,                    a white face.                 Nyuso,nyeupe

Luggage rahisi,                 an easy language.        Luggage rahisi

Exercise

Add the right prefixes to each of the following Adjectives (in brackets)

1.Mgeni (safi)

2.wagonjwa (chache)

3.wapishi (hodari)

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