Cebuano Plural

Welcome to the fourth Cebuano 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
libro
books
books Audio
mga libro
car
car Audio
kotse
cars
cars Audio
mga kotse
tree
tree Audio
kahoy
trees
trees Audio
mga kahoy
flower
flower Audio
buwak
flowers
flowers Audio
mga buwak

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
Cebuano
I speak one language
[singular form]
mustorya ko ug usa ka linguahe Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
mustorya mi ug tulo ka linguahe Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
nibisita siya ug daghang nasud Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
malipayon na sila karon Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
naa siya'y lima ka pula nga sapatos Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ganahan ko ug pan nga naay palaman nga walay sibuyas 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
babayi
women
women Audio
mga babayi
man
man Audio
lalaki
men
men Audio
mga lalaki
house
house Audio
balay
houses
houses Audio
mga balay
cup
country Audio
tasa
cups
countries Audio
mga tasa
cow
cow Audio
baka
cows
cows Audio
mga baka
horse
horse Audio
kabayo
horses
horses Audio
mga kabayo

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Cebuano 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
Cebuano
Help
tabang Audio
Call the ambulance
tawagi ang ambulansya Audio
I need a doctor
nanginahanglan ko ug duktor Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
asa man ang pinakaduol nga botika Audio
Are you okay?
okay raka? Audio
I am sick
gihilantan ko Audio
Call the police
tawagi ang pulis Audio

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

Cebuano Nouns   Cebuano Nouns

Cebuano Gender   Cebuano Gender



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