Somali Adjectives

This is a list of adjectives in Somali. This can enable you describe different sizes and a variety of qualities such as (easy, difficult...).

Big: Wayn
Small: Yar
Long: Dheer
Short: Gaaban
Tall: Dheer
Thick: buuran
Thin: Caato
Wide: Balaaran

This table provides a list of adjectives of quality shown below. These are some of the most used adjectives in Somali.

Bad: Xun
Good: Fiican
Easy: Fudeeyd
Difficult: Adeeyg
Expensive: Qaali
Cheap: Raqiis
Fast: Dheereeyn
Slow: Gaabin
Old: Waayeel
Old: Duqoow
Young: Yar
New: Cusub
Heavy: Culeeys
Light: Khafiif
Full: Buuxa
Right: Sax
Wrong: Khalad
Strong: Xoogan
Weak: Daciif ah

These samples show how adjectives are used in Somali. Used in these examples with nouns, prepositions and pronouns.

Is this a new or old book?: Liita / Tabar yar
Is the test easy or difficult?: Buugan ma cusub yahay mise waa buug hore / duqoobay
Am I right or wrong?: Ma saxanahay amase wan qaldanahay?
This is very expensive: Midkan aad bu qaalisan yahay
Is he younger or older than you?: Miyuu asiga ka yar yahay amase wuu ka weyn yahay?
Is she tall?: Iyada ma ka dheer tahay?

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