Welcome to the fourth German 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 wehn converted from their singular form.
|Grammar + Rules - German|
|I speak one language|
[singular form] Ich spreche eine Sprache
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] Wir sprechen drei Sprachen
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] Er besucht viele Länder
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] Sie sind jetzt glücklich
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] Sie hat fünf rote Schuhe
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] Ich möchte ein Sandwich ohne Zwiebeln
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 German 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 - German|
|Call the ambulance Ruf einen Krankenwagen|
|I need a doctor Ich brauche einen Arzt|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? Wo ist die nächste Apotheke?|
|Are you okay? Geht es?|
|I am sick Mir ist schlecht.|
|Call the police Ruf die Polizei|
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