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How are adjectives used in Frisian grammar?

Frisian grammar is a practical tool for structuring the ideas and thoughts you want to express through your own words

Frisian grammar is a practical tool for structuring the ideas and thoughts you want to express. Grammar is not a goal in itself, but it can be a great help.

Adjectives

Here are some adjectives you heard in the video above or read in the words below:

It is in moaie baan. It is a nice job.
In lytse krante. A small newspaper.
In goed idee. A good idea.
Hiel grut. Very big.
Oare moanne. Next month.

 

Form of the adjective

In some cases, an -e is added to an adjective.

When the adjective is not followed by a noun, when it is used independently, no -e is added.

De baan is moai. The job is nice.
It idee is goed. The idea is good.

 

When the adjective is followed by a noun, the main rule is that an -e is added.

It is in moaie baan. It is a nice job
Oare moanne. Next month

 

In one case, no -e is added — this is when the noun is a singular, indefinite it-wurd.

For example:

It idee

it goede idee in goed idee

It appartemint

it moaie appartemint in moai appartemint

So, when the noun is a de-wurd, an -e is always added.

De pizza

de lekkere pizza in lekkere pizza

De baan

de moaie baan in moaie baan

 

Practise with Quizlet

To practise Frisian grammar, visit our grammar section on adjectives on Quizlet.

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