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.
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|
|I speak one language|
|mustorya ko ug usa ka linguahe |
|we speak three languages|
|mustorya mi ug tulo ka linguahe |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|nibisita siya ug daghang nasud |
|they are happy now|
|malipayon na sila karon |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|naa siya'y lima ka pula nga sapatos |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|ganahan ko ug pan nga naay palaman nga walay sibuyas |
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 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.
|Call the ambulance|
|tawagi ang ambulansya|
|I need a doctor|
|nanginahanglan ko ug duktor|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?|
|asa man ang pinakaduol nga botika|
|Are you okay?|
|I am sick|
|Call the police|
|tawagi ang pulis|
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.