Filipino Plural

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.

book
book Audio
libro
books
books Audio
mga libro
car
car Audio
kotse
cars
cars Audio
mga kotse
tree
tree Audio
puno
trees
trees Audio
mga puno
flower
flower Audio
bulaklak
flowers
flowers Audio
mga bulaklak

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
Filipino
I speak one language
[singular form]
iisang wika ang ginagamit ko Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
tatlong wika ang ginagamit namin Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
bumibisita siya sa maraming bansa Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
masaya na sila ngayon Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
meron siyang limang pulang sapatos Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
gusto ko ng sanwits na walang 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
babae
women
women Audio
mga babae
man
man Audio
lalaki
men
men Audio
mga lalaki
house
house Audio
bahay
houses
houses Audio
mga bahay
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 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.

English
Filipino
Help
saklolo Audio
Call the ambulance
tawagan ang ambulansya Audio
I need a doctor
kailangan ko ng doktór Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
saán ang pinakamalapit na botika? Audio
Are you okay?
ayos ka lang? Audio
I am sick
masama ang pakiramdám ko Audio
Call the police
tawagan ang pulís Audio

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.

Filipino Nouns   Filipino Nouns

Filipino Gender   Filipino Gender



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