Assamese Plural

Welcome to the fourth Assamese 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
কিতাপ [Kitāpa]
books
books
কিতাপবোৰ [Kitāpabōra]
car
car
গাড়ী [Gāṛī]
cars
cars
গাড়ীবোৰ [Gāṛībōra]
tree
tree
গছ [Gacha]
trees
trees
গছবোৰ [Gachabōra]
flower
flower
ফুল [Phula]
flowers
flowers
ফুলবোৰ [Phulabōra]

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 wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Assamese + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
মই এটা ভাষা কব পাৰোঁ।
[Ma'i ēṭā bhāṣā kaba pāraōm̐.]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
আমি তিনিটা ভাষা কব পাৰোঁ।
[Āmi tiniṭā bhāṣā kaba pāraōm̐.]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
তেখেতে বহু দেশ ভ্রমণ কৰে।
[Tēkhētē bahu dēśa bhramaṇa karaē.]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
তেখেতসকল এতিয়া সূখী।
[Tēkhētasakala ētiẏā sūkhī.]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
তেখেতৰ পাঁচজোৰ ৰঙা জোতা আছে।
[Tēkhētara pām̐cajōra raṅā jōtā āchē.]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
মোক পিয়াঁজবিহীন এটা চেইণ্ডৱিচ্ছ লাগে।
[Mōka piẏām̐jabihīna ēṭā cē'iṇḍaraiccha lāgē.]

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
মহিলা [Mahilā]
women
women
মহিলাসকল [Mahilāsakala]
man
man
পুৰুষ [Purauṣa]
men
men
পুৰুষসকল [Purauṣasakala]
house
house
ঘৰ [Ghara]
houses
houses
ঘৰবোৰ [Gharabōra]
cup
country
কাপ [Kāpa]
cups
countries
কাপবোৰ [Kāpabōra]
cow
cow
গৰু [Garau]
cows
cows
গৰুবোৰ [Garaubōra]
horse
horse
ঘোঁৰা [Ghōm̐raā]
horses
horses
ঘোঁৰাবোৰ [Ghōm̐raābōra]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Assamese 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
Assamese
Pronunciation
Help
সহায়
[Sahāẏa]
Call the ambulance
এম্বুলেন্সখন মাতক।
[Ēmbulēnsakhana mātaka.]
I need a doctor
মোক এজন ডাক্তৰৰ প্রয়োজন।
[Mōka ējana ḍāktarara praẏōjana.]
Where is the closest pharmacy?
আটাইতকৈ ওচৰৰ ফাৰ্মাচীখন ক'ত?
[Āṭā'itakai ōcarara phārmācīkhana ka ta?]
Are you okay?
আপোনাৰ গা বেয়া নেকি?
[Āpōnāra gā bēẏā nēki?]
I am sick
মই অসুস্থ।
[Ma'i asustha.]
Call the police
পুলিচক মাতক।
[Pulicaka mātaka.]

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

Assamese Nouns   Assamese Nouns

Assamese Gender   Assamese Gender



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