How to use adjectives in Swahili

How to use adjectives in Swahili

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

Swahili adjectives

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


msichana mrefu
the tall girl
msichana mrembo
the pretty girl
msichana mwerevu
the smart girl
msichana mfupi
the short girl
msichana dhaifu
the weak girl
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About Swahili

Swahili is spoken in Tanzania, Kenya, Congo and Uganda. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Swahili would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Swahili

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

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Step 7 : Adjectives in Swahili

Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Swahili adjectives kuronjo, dogo and zee (big, small, old). Using the nouns kitabu, kiti and mlango (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 Swahili adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives kuronjo, dogo and zee with the nouns kitabu, kiti and mlango you can move on to Step 8 (Swahili Verbs).

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