Swahili Adjectives

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

Big: Ukubwa
Small: Udogo
Long: urefu
Short: Ufupi
Tall: Urefu
Thick: Unene
Thin: Wembamba
Wide: upana

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

Bad: mbaya
Good: Njema
Easy: rahisi
Difficult: Ngumu
Expensive: ghali
Cheap: Bei rahisi
Fast: Haraka
Slow: polepole
Old: Mzee (kinyume cha ujana)
Old: Nzee (kinyume cha mpya)
Young: Ujana
New: Mpya
Heavy: nzito
Light: Nyepesi
Empty: tupu
Full: Jaa
Right: sahihi
Wrong: makosa
Strong: hodari
Weak: dhaifu

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

Is this a new or old book?: Hiki ni kitabu kipya au kizee?
Is the test easy or difficult?: Mtihani ni rahisi au ni mgumu?
Am I right or wrong?: Niko sahihi au nimekosa?
This is very expensive: Hii ni bei ghali sana
Is he younger or older than you?: Ni mdogo wako au mkubwa wako?
Is she tall?: Ni mrefu?

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