5 - Adding Context I: Adjectives, making requests, possession
Describing an Object
To add a quality to an object, add the adjective immediately before the object.
'Thikho' - Thikho kenjo, spicy food
'Tandhi' - Tandhi paani, cold water
The simplest way to request that someone does something is to remove the infinitive ending 'an'
'Naaran' - Naar
'Achan' - Ach
'Rakhan' - Rakh
Mukhe naar - Look at me
Munjo baajo mei ach - Come beside me
Thojo kabaat mei rakh - Keep it in your cupboard
To indicate that something belongs to something else, add 'jaa' immediately before the possessed subject, right after the possessing noun.
'Munjaa' - My
'Thojaa' - Your (informal)
'Ainjaa' - Your (polite)
'Injaa' - His/Her/Its
'Unjaa' - His/Her/Their
'Paanjaa' - Our (informal)
'Asaanjaa' - Our (polite)
'Lokaajaa' - Their (plural)
Munjo paani ai - It's my water
Hi thoji chokri ai? - Is this your daughter?
Raaju jo kabaat mei naar - Look in Raaju's drawerPrevious Lesson Next Lesson