How to use adjectives in Hausa

How to use adjectives in Hausa

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

Hausa adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Hausa, however, has only a handful of true adjectives. In Hausa, in the place of adjectives, nouns are generally used, together with the word 'da' or the word 'mai'.


iskar mai zafi
the warm wind
iskar mai sanyi
the cold wind
iskar mai karfi
the strong wind
iskar mai dadi
the gentle wind
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About Hausa

Like many other African languages, Hausa is a tonal language. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Hausa would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Hausa

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

Sai na sake ganinka
See you again
Sai anjima
See you later
Sai gobe
See you tomorrow
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Hausa in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Hausa learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Hausa in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Hausa.

Step 7 : Adjectives in Hausa

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Hausa adjectives babba, karama and tsoho (big, small, old). Using the nouns littafi, kujera and kofa (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 Hausa adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives babba, karama and tsoho with the nouns littafi, kujera and kofa you can move on to Step 8 (Hausa Verbs).

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