Swahili/Colors

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Colors[edit | edit source]

Vocabulary
The Colors · rangi
Swahili English Swahili Example English Example
-eupe white Maziwa ni meupe.
Karatasi hii ni nyeupe.
Milk is white.
This paper is white.
-a kijivu gray
-eusi black Paka huyu ni mweusi.
Gari hili ni jeusi.
This cat is black.
This car is black.
-a kahawia/hudhurungi brown
-ekundu red Damu ni nyekundu. Blood is red.
-a rangi ya machungwa orange
-a manjano yellow Limau ni tunda la manjano. Lemon is a yellow fruit.
-a kijani green
-a samawati light blue Mbingu ni ya samawati. The sky is (light) blue.
-a buluu blue Shati yako ni ya buluu. Your shirt is blue.
-a rangi ya zambarau purple
-a urujuani violet
-a pinki pink
  • Only "white", "black" and "red" are true adjectives.