Zulu Adjectives

If you're trying to learn Zulu Adjectives which is also called isiZulu, check our courses about Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes... to help you with your Zulu 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 Zulu. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Zulu Adjectives

Learning the Zulu 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 Zulu language. But first we need to know what the role of Adjectives is in the structure of the grammar in Zulu.

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

English AdjectivesZulu Adjectives
adjectivesiziphawulo
a green treeisihlahla esiluhlaza
a tall buildingibhilidi elide
a very old manindoda endala kakhulu
the old red houseindlu endala ebovu
a very nice friendumngane onesihe kakhulu

Notice the structure of the Adjectives in Zulu.

List of Adjectives in Zulu

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

English AdjectivesZulu Adjectives
colorsimibala
blackomnyama
blueoluhlaza sasibhakabhaka
brownonsundu
grayogreyi
greenoluhlaza satshani
orangeophuzi
purpleophephuli
redobovu
whiteomhlophe
yellowoqanda
sizesubukhulu
bigenkulu
deepeshonayo
longende
narrowencinyane
shortemfushane
smallencane
tallende
thickewugqinsi
thinencinyane
wideebanzi
shapes
circulareyindilinga
straighteqondile
square
triangularewunxantathu
tastes
bitteremuncu
fresh
saltyenosawoti
souremuncu
spicyenezithako
sweetemnandi sashukela
qualities
badembi
cleanehlanzekile
darkemnyama
difficultenzima
dirtyengcolile
dryeyomile
easyelula
emptyengenalutho
expensiveebizayo
fastesheshayo
foreigneyangaphandle
fullegcwele
goodelungile
hardenzima
heavyesindayo
inexpensiveebizayo
lightelula
localeyasendaweni
newentsha
noisyenomsindo
oldendala
powerfulenamandla
quietethule
correctokuyiqiniso
slowenensayo
softentofozelayo
verykakhulu
weakelula
wetemanzi
wrongengeyona
youngencane
quantitiesubuningi
fewmbalwa
littlencane
manyningi
muchningi
partncane
someokunye
a fewokumbalwa
wholeokugcwele

Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes have a very important role in Zulu. Once you're done with the isiZulu Adjectives, you might want to check the rest of our Zulu lessons here: Learn Zulu. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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