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.
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
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] Ons praat drie tale
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] Hy besoek baie lande
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] Hulle is nou gelukkig
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] Sy het vyf rooi skoene
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] Ek wil 'n toebroodjie sonder uie hê
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.
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|
|Call the ambulance Bel die ambulans!|
|I need a doctor Ek het 'n dokter nodig|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? Waar is die naaste apteek?|
|Are you okay? Is jy okay?|
|I am sick Ek is siek|
|Call the police Bel die polisie!|
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