How to use adjectives in Quechua

How to use adjectives in Quechua

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

Quechua adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Adjectives come before the noun in Quechua just like in English.


uchuy p'asña
the short girl
lunku p'asña
the young girl
tullu p'asña
the skinny girl
sinchi p'asña
the strong girl
munaycha p'asña
the pretty girl
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About Quechua

About Quechua

Quechua is the language of the Inca empire. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Quechua would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Quechua

Learn to get by in Quechua with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Quechua greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

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

Step 7 : Adjectives in Quechua

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Quechua adjectives jatun, huch'uy and thanta (big, small, old). Using the nouns liwru, tiyana and punku (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 Quechua adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives jatun, huch'uy and thanta with the nouns liwru, tiyana and punku you can move on to Step 8 (Quechua Verbs).

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