Welcome to the fourth Filipino 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|
|I speak one language|
|iisang wika ang ginagamit ko |
|we speak three languages|
|tatlong wika ang ginagamit namin |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|bumibisita siya sa maraming bansa |
|they are happy now|
|masaya na sila ngayon |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|meron siyang limang pulang sapatos |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|gusto ko ng sanwits na walang 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 Filipino 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|
|tawagan ang ambulansya|
|I need a doctor|
|kailangan ko ng doktór|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?|
|saán ang pinakamalapit na botika?|
|Are you okay?|
|ayos ka lang?|
|I am sick|
|masama ang pakiramdám ko|
|Call the police|
|tawagan ang pulís|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Filipino? 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.