Belarusian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Belarusian 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
кніга [knіgua]
books
books Audio
кнігі [knіguі]
car
car Audio
машына [mashina]
cars
cars Audio
машыны [mashini]
tree
tree Audio
дрэва [dreva]
trees
trees Audio
дрэвы [drevi]
flower
flower Audio
кветка [kvyetka]
flowers
flowers Audio
кветкі [kvyetkі]

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
Belarusian + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
я размаўляю на адной мове Audio
[ya razmawlyayo na adnoy movye]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
мы размаўляем на трох мовах Audio
[mi razmawlyayem na trokh movakh]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
ён наведвае многія краіны Audio
[yon navyedvaye mnoguіya kraіni]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
яны шчаслівыя цяпер Audio
[yani shchaslіviya tzyapyer]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
у яе ёсць пяць чырвоных чаравікаў Audio
[oo yaye yostzʲ pyatzʲ chirvonikh charavіkaw]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
я хачу бутэрброд без цыбулі Audio
[ya khachoo booterbrod byez tziboolі]

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
жанчына [ʐanchina]
women
women Audio
жанчыны [ʐanchini]
man
man Audio
чалавек; мужчына [chalavyek; mooʐchina]
men
men Audio
людзі; мужчыны [lyodzі; mooʐchini]
house
house Audio
дом [dom]
houses
houses Audio
дамы [dami]
cup
country Audio
кубак [koobak]
cups
countries Audio
кубкі [koobkі]
cow
cow Audio
карова [karova]
cows
cows Audio
каровы [karovi]
horse
horse Audio
конь [konʲ]
horses
horses Audio
коні [konі]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Belarusian 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
Belarusian
Pronunciation
Help
дапамажыце!
[dapamaʐitzye!] Audio
Call the ambulance
выклічце хуткую!
[viklіchtzye khootkooyo!] Audio
I need a doctor
мне патрэбны лекар
[mnye patrebni lyekar] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
дзе знаходзіцца найбліжэйшая аптэка?
[dzye znakhodzіtztza nayblіʐeyshaya apteka?] Audio
Are you okay?
ты/вы ў парадку?
[ti/vi w paradkoo?] Audio
I am sick
я дрэнна сябе адчуваю
[ya drenna syabye adchoovayo] Audio
Call the police
выклічце міліцыю!
[viklіchtzye mіlіtziyo!] Audio

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

Belarusian Nouns   Belarusian Nouns

Belarusian Gender   Belarusian Gender



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