Lesson 16

Word List

  • eger - if
  • ger - would
  • blue - blue
  • bruno - brown
  • jalo - yellow
  • hwese - gray
  • kijawi - green
  • orange - orange
  • purpuro - purple
  • roso - red
  • sefide - white
  • syahe - black
  • mobil - car
  • bus - bus
  • navi - ship
  • tren - train
  • turi - trip; travel (as a tourist)
  • dao - path, way; travel (go from place to place)
  • visita - visit
  • xaher - city, town
  • -ya - (suffix) abstract nouns

Quizlet Flash Cards


Conditional Mood

The conditional mood is expressed using the verb particle ger (would). The subordinate clause (if...) uses the dictionary form of the verb.

Mi ger turi in Turki eger mi pala Turkisa.
I would travel in/to Turkey if I spoke Turkish.

Suffix -ya

The suffix -ya is used to turn adjectives, nouns and prepositions into a variety of different abstract nouns. Click here for a full description.

Example Sentences

Kam yu ger kari purpuro mobil?
Would you buy a purple car?

Mi xa dao cel Franse yon tren.
I will travel to France by train.

Reading and Listening Practice

Mi vole na turi in Nipon. Mi xa dao cel denloka yon day, sefide navi. Mi xa visita multi meli xaher. Mi no pala Niponsa. Mi haja na xwexi Niponsa cel na abil na pala ton moyte.

Lesson Activity

Create your own sentences using the examples above, and examples from previous lessons, as sentence patterns. Tell a story.