A small list of common opposites.

A small list of common opposites.

alive – asa | dead – kupa
beautiful – aya | ugly – kapi
big – taha | small – ahi
bitter – nika | sweet – tsuhu
cheap – yasue | expensive – mpaha
clean – apya | dirty – punan
correct – sahya | wrong – puta
curly – sonyo | straight – tsoku
difficult – nkumu | easy – enke / tlahi
early – haye | late – tsipue
fat – sipo | thin – enka
full – yeno | empty – pita
good – tama | bad – mala
happy – noya | sad/unhappy – muhe
hardworking – pinya | lazy – make
hot – sitsa | cold – manka
intelligent – pina | stupid – paka
interesting – kyomi | boring – nuta
light – sapo | heavy – suala
modern – pakon | traditional – nyetsi
new – pako | old – hikya / kati
nice – niha | nasty – nanka
polite – muata | rude/impolite – ketsu
poor – nyopa | rich – poyo
quiet – kyo’a / su’u / inka | noisy – oton / onkon
safe – mona | dangerous – opa
short – nkanu | long – kiha
single – tlayanke | married – tlaya
soft – petsa | hard – taso
true – uala | false – puta
healthy – sana | ill/sick – pyoki
white – nyahi | black – oya

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