Arabic Plural

Welcome to the forth Arabic 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. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
كتاب [ketab]
books
books Audio
كتب [kutub]
car
car Audio
سيارة [sayara]
cars
cars Audio
سيارات [sayarat]
tree
tree Audio
شجرة [shajara]
trees
trees Audio
شجر [shajar]
flower
flower Audio
زهرة [zahra]
flowers
flowers Audio
زهور [zuhur]

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
Arabic + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
أتكلم لغة واحدة Audio
[atakallam lugha waheda]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
نتكلم ثلاث لغات Audio
[natakallam thalath lughaat]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
هو يزور بلدان عديدة Audio
[huwa yazur buldan adida]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
هم سعداء الآن Audio
[hum suadaa alan]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
لديها خمسة أحذية حمراء Audio
[ladaiha khamsat ahdia hamraa]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
أريد ساندويتش بدون بصل Audio
[uridu sandwich bedun basal]

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
إمرأة [emraa]
women
women Audio
نساء [nisaa]
man
man Audio
رجل [rajul]
men
men Audio
رجال [rejaal]
house
house Audio
منزل [manzel]
houses
houses Audio
منازل [manazel]
cup
country Audio
كأس [kaas]
cups
countries Audio
كؤوس [kuus]
cow
cow Audio
بقرة [baqara]
cows
cows Audio
بقر [baqar]
horse
horse Audio
حصان [hesaan]
horses
horses Audio
أحصنة [ahsina]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Arabic 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
Arabic
Pronunciation
Help
النجدة
[annajda] Audio
Call the ambulance
إتصل بالإسعاف
[ettasel bel isaaf] Audio
I need a doctor
أحتاج طبيب
[ahtaaj tabeeb] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
أين هي أقرب صيدلية؟
[ayna hiya aqrab saydalia?] Audio
Are you okay?
هل أنت بخير؟
[hal anta bekhair?] Audio
I am sick
أنا مريض
[ana mareed] Audio
Call the police
إتصل بالشرطة
[ettasel beshorta] Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Arabic? 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.

Arabic Nouns   Arabic Nouns

Arabic Gender   Arabic Gender



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