Egyptian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Egyptian 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
كِتاب [ketab]
books
books Audio
كُتُب [kutub]
car
car Audio
عَرَبِيَّة [arabia]
cars
cars Audio
عَرَبِيَّات [arabiat]
tree
tree Audio
شَجَرة [shagara]
trees
trees Audio
شَجَر [shagar]
flower
flower Audio
وَردَة [warda]
flowers
flowers Audio
وَرد [ward]

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
Egyptian + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
أنا بَتكَّلِم لُغة واحدَة Audio
[ana batkalem lugha wahda]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
إحِنا بِنِتكَلِّم تَلات لُغَات Audio
[ehna bnetkalem talat lughat]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
هُوَّا بيزور بلاد كتيرة Audio
[huwa bezur betad ketera]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
هُمَّا سُعَدا دِلوْقتي Audio
[huma suada delwa'ti]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
هِيَّا عَندَها خَمَس جِزَم حَمرا Audio
[heya andaha khams gezam hamra]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
أنا عايز سَندوِتش مِن غير بَصَل Audio
[ana ayez sandawich men gheer 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
سِت [set]
women
women Audio
سِتَّات [settat]
man
man Audio
راجـِل [ragel]
men
men Audio
رِجَّالَة [rigala]
house
house Audio
بيت [beet]
houses
houses Audio
بِيوت [beyut]
cup
country Audio
فِنجَال [fengal]
cups
countries Audio
فَنَاجِيل [fanageel]
cow
cow Audio
بَقـَرة [ba'ara]
cows
cows Audio
بَقر [ba'ar]
horse
horse Audio
حُصان [husan]
horses
horses Audio
حِصِنة [hesena]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Egyptian 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
Egyptian
Pronunciation
Help
مُسَاعدَة
[musa'da] Audio
Call the ambulance
إطلُب الإسعَاف
[etlub elesaaf] Audio
I need a doctor
أنا مِحتاج دُكتور
[ana mehtag duktur] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
فِين أقرَب صَيدَلّيَّة؟
[feen a'rab saydalia?] Audio
Are you okay?
إنتَ كويِّس؟
[enta kwayes?] Audio
I am sick
أنا تَعْبان
[ana ta'ban] Audio
Call the police
إتِّصِل بالشُرطَة
[etesel beshurta] Audio

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

Egyptian Nouns   Egyptian Nouns

Egyptian Gender   Egyptian Gender



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