Nkowa-aha (Adjectives)

Adjectives are words used to describe nouns. Continue reading the page to learn more about adjectives in the Igbo language.

bad – ọjọ

big – ukwu

beautiful – ọma

black – oji

cheap – ọdigi  ọnụ

clean – ọcha

cold – ọyị

difficult – ike

dirty – amuma / ọjị

easy – adighi ike

expensive – ọdi ọnụ

good – ọma / ezigbo

happy – ọbi ụtọ

hard – ike

high – elụ

hot – ọkụ

left – aka ekpe

low – ala

new – ohuru

old – agadị / ochie

quick- osiso

right –  aka nri

short – mkpịrịsị

sick – ọjọ

slow – nwanyo

small – ntakiri / obele / obere

soft – adighi ike

tall – ogologo

ugly – njọ

unhappy – ubi ojo

well – ọma

white – ọcha

young – nwatakiri

Colors – agwa / agwa dị iche iche

black – oji

blue – anụnụụ

brown – aja ụrọ / uri / nchara

green – akwụkwọ nri / akwụkwọ ndụ / ndụ ndụ

gold – ọlaedo

gray – aja aja / ụcha nzu / ntụ ntụ

orange – oroma / uhiedo

pink – uhie ọcha

purple – ugo / ododo

red – ọbara ọbara / uhie 

silver – ọlaocha

yellow – edo / edo edo

white – ọcha

 

Demonstrative adjectives: Demonstrative adjectives are usually placed after the noun in Igbo to clarify which noun the user is talking about.

that (single – far away) –  ahụ/afụ / nke ahụ

those (plural – far away) – ndi ahụ

 

this  (single – nearby) – a / nke a

this (thing) – ihe a

these  (plural –  nearby)- ndị a

 

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