Yoruba Adjectives

If you're trying to learn Yoruba Adjectives you will find some useful resources including a course about Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes... to help you with your Yoruba grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Yoruba. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Yoruba Adjectives

Learning the Yoruba Adjectives is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Yoruba language. But first we need to know what the role of Adjectives is in the structure of the grammar in Yoruba.

Yoruba Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesYoruba Adjectives
adjectives
a green treeIgi alawo ewe
a tall buildingIle giga
a very old manArugbo okunrin
the old red houseIle atijo alawo eje
a very nice friendOre todara pupo

Notice the structure of the Adjectives in Yoruba.

List of Adjectives in Yoruba

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Yoruba placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Yoruba vocabulary.

English AdjectivesYoruba Adjectives
colors
blackDudu
greenAlawo ewe
orangeAlawo osan
redAlawo eje
whiteAlawo efun
yellowAlawo oorun
sizes
bigNla
deepJin
longGun or gigun
narrowTinrin
shortKuru or kukuru
smallKekere
tallGa
thickNipon
thinTirin
wideGbooro
straightTooro
tastes
bitterKoro or Kikoro
freshTutu
saltyIyo ja
sourKikan or kan
spicyAlata or otaa
sweetAdun or didun
qualities
badIbaje
cleanMo
darkOkuku or dudu
difficultOle
dirtyIdoti
dryGbigbe
easyIrorun
emptykorofo
expensivewon or owon
fastaawe
foreignajoji
fullekun
goodrere
hardlile
heavywuwo
inexpensiveponkulowo
lightfele
newtitun
noisyariwo
oldarugbo
powerfulalagbara
quietIdake je
correctbeeni
softro
verygan
weakre e
wettutu
wrongbeeko
youngomode or odo
quantities
fewdie
littledie
manyopo or pupo
muchopo or pupo
partara or eya ara
someawon
a fewawon die
wholeodidi

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