Nkọwa-aha (Adjectives)

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

angry – iwe

bad – ọjọọ

big – nnukwu

beautiful – ọma

black – ojii

clean – ọcha

close (in distance) – nso

cold – oyi

difficult – siri ike

dirty – oji

easy – mfe

far – anya

good – ọma / ezigbo

happy – obi ụtọ / aṅụrị

hard – siri ike

high – elu / enu

hot – ọkụ

left – aka ekpe

long – ogologo

low – ala

new – ọhụrụ

old – agadị / ochie

quick- osiso / ngwa ngwa

quiet – nwanyọ

right –  aka nri

sad – obi ọjọọ

short – mkpụmkpụ

shy – ihere

small – ntakiri / obele / obere

tall – ogologo

well – ọma

white – ọcha

young – nwatakiri

Colors – agba

black – ojii

blue – igwe igwe

brown – aja aja

green – akwụkwọ ndụ / ndụ ndụ

gold – ọla edo

gray – aja aja / ntụ ntụ

orange – pọpọ pọpọ

pink – ire ire

purple –  odo odo

red – ọbara ọbara 

silver – ọla ọcha

yellow – 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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