Afrikaans Plural

Welcome to the fourth Afrikaans lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book Audio
boek
books
books Audio
boeke
car
car Audio
motor
cars
cars Audio
motors
tree
tree Audio
boom
trees
trees Audio
bome
flower
flower Audio
blom
flowers
flowers Audio
blomme

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look when converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Afrikaans
I speak one language
[singular form]
Ek praat een taal Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
Ons praat drie tale Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
Hy besoek baie lande Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
Hulle is nou gelukkig Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
Sy het vyf rooi skoene Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
Ek wil 'n toebroodjie sonder uie hê Audio

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
vrou
women
women Audio
vroue
man
man Audio
man
men
men Audio
mans
house
house Audio
huis
houses
houses Audio
huise
cup
country Audio
koppie
cups
countries Audio
koppies
cow
cow Audio
koei
cows
cows Audio
koeie
horse
horse Audio
perd
horses
horses Audio
perde

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Afrikaans by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
Afrikaans
Help
Help! Audio
Call the ambulance
Bel die ambulans! Audio
I need a doctor
Ek het 'n dokter nodig Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
Waar is die naaste apteek? Audio
Are you okay?
Is jy okay? Audio
I am sick
Ek is siek Audio
Call the police
Bel die polisie! Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Afrikaans? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

Afrikaans Nouns   Afrikaans Nouns

Afrikaans Gender   Afrikaans Gender



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