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.
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 [ana batkalem lugha wahda]
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] إحِنا بِنِتكَلِّم تَلات لُغَات [ehna bnetkalem talat lughat]
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] هُوَّا بيزور بلاد كتيرة [huwa bezur betad ketera]
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] هُمَّا سُعَدا دِلوْقتي [huma suada delwa'ti]
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] هِيَّا عَندَها خَمَس جِزَم حَمرا [heya andaha khams gezam hamra]
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] أنا عايز سَندوِتش مِن غير بَصَل [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.
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]|
|Call the ambulance إطلُب الإسعَاف [etlub elesaaf]|
|I need a doctor أنا مِحتاج دُكتور [ana mehtag duktur]|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? فِين أقرَب صَيدَلّيَّة؟ [feen a'rab saydalia?]|
|Are you okay? إنتَ كويِّس؟ [enta kwayes?]|
|I am sick أنا تَعْبان [ana ta'ban]|
|Call the police إتِّصِل بالشُرطَة [etesel beshurta]|
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