How to use adjectives in Cornish

How to use adjectives in Cornish

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Cornish? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Cornish lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Cornish adjectives.

Cornish adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Cornish are placed after the noun. Adjectives in Cornish agree with the noun they describe. This means that adjectives that describe a feminine noun have a special form.


an voes vras
the big table
an voes nowydh
the new table
an voes ell
the brown table
an voes vyghan
the small table
an voes wyrdh
the green table
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About Cornish

Church services are held in Cornish, there are evening classes, correspondence courses, summer camps and children's play groups. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Cornish would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Cornish

Learn to get by in Cornish with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Cornish, introduce yourself in Cornish and even hold a conversation in Cornish after you have met someone.

Yma meur a bobel.
There are many people.
Yma meur a havysi.
There are many tourists.
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Cornish in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Cornish learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Cornish in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Cornish.

Step 7 : Adjectives in Cornish

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Cornish adjectives bras, byghan and koth (big, small, old). Using the nouns lyver, kador and daras (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Cornish adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives bras, byghan and koth with the nouns lyver, kador and daras you can move on to Step 8 (Cornish Verbs).

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