There are no adjectives as such in Klingon. Those notions expressed as adjectives in English (such as big, tired) are expressed by verbs in Klingon (be big, be tired). A verb expressing a state or quality can be used immediately following a noun to modify that noun.

puq Doy' tired child
puq child
Doy' be tired

Dujmey tIn big ships
Dujmey ships, vessels
tIn be big

The rover -qu' emphatic (section 4.3) may follow verbs functioning adjectivally. In this usage, it is usually translated very.

Dujmey tInqu' very big ships

wanI' ramqu' a very unimportant event
wanI' event, occurrence
ram be trivial, unimportant

The rovers -be' not and -Ha' undo, misdo may also follow verbs functioning adjectivally.

puq Doybe' not tired child

 HoD QuchHa' an unhappy captain
HoD captain
QuchHa' be unhappy

If a Type 5 noun suffix is used (section 3.3.5), it follows the verb, which, when used to modify the noun in this way, can have no other suffix except the rovers -qu' emphatic, -be' not, and -Ha' undo, misdo. The Type 5 noun suffix follows -qu'-be', or -Ha':

veng tInDaq in the big city
veng city
tIn be big
-Daq locative

veng tInqu'Daq in the very big city

HoD QuchHa'Daq on the unhappy captain

When a noun has more than one adjective, one of the following forms is used:

SuD Dargh 'ej wov the tea is green and light
SuD be green
Dargh tea
wov be light, be bright

SuDbogh Dargh 'ej wovbogh the tea that is green and that is light

Descriptive verbs used adjectivally we have seen take only the suffixes -qu' (tInqu'), -Ha' (ngaDHa') and -be' (lo'laHbe').