Saturday, 2 November 2013

ਰੰਗ رنگ Colours

Let's learn about words for colours in Punjabi. As nouns, these colours are described by their masculine singular forms (since the word for colour 'ਰੰਗ' is masculine itself!) while as adjectives, they have four different forms depending upon the number and gender of the modified nouns.

This is green colour. 
ਇਹ ਹਰਾ ਰੰਗ ਹੈ।
ایہہ ہرا رنگ ہے۔

The sky is blue.
ਅਸਮਾਨ ਨੀਲਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ।
اسمان نیلا ہندا ہے۔

Give me the yellow kites.
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਪੀਲ਼ੀਆਂ ਗੁੱਡੀਆਂ ਦਿਓ।
مینوں پیلیاں گڈیاں دیو۔



And some more...




For describing the lightness of a colour, one can use either 'ਫਿੱਕਾ' or 'ਹਲਕਾ'. The same goes with colourless as there are many words to describe the lack of colour. Given here are just two of them!

2 comments:

  1. What about Ferozi? ;-) I presume it stays the same no matter whether it's masc/fem/plural?

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