How to use adjectives in Malagasy

How to use adjectives in Mala­gasy

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

Mala­gasy adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Unlike English, adjectives in Malagasy are placed after the noun.


ny fahavaratra fohy
the short summer
ny fahavaratra maina
the dry summer
ny fahavaratra mangatsiaka
the cold summer
ny fahavaratra lava
the long summer
ny fahavaratra mafana
the hot summer
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About Malagasy

About Mala­gasy

Malagasy is related to the Polynesian languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Malagasy would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Mala­gasy

Learn to get by in Malagasy with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Malagasy phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Tehisotro aho.
I am thirsty.
Mangatsiaka aho.
I am cold.
Sorena aho.
I am bored.
Reraka aho.
I am tired.
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Malagasy in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Malagasy learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Malagasy in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Malagasy.

Step 7 : Adjectives in Mala­gasy

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Malagasy adjectives lehibe, kely and antitra (big, small, old). Using the nouns boky, seza and varavarana (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 Malagasy adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives lehibe, kely and antitra with the nouns boky, seza and varavarana you can move on to Step 8 (Malagasy Verbs).

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