Greek Plural

Welcome to the fourth Greek 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
βιβλίο [vivlio]
books
books Audio
βιβλία [vivlia]
car
car Audio
αυτοκίνητο [aetokineto]
cars
cars Audio
αυτοκίνητα [aetokineta]
tree
tree Audio
δέντρο [thentro]
trees
trees Audio
δέντρα [thentra]
flower
flower Audio
λουλούδι [loeloύthi]
flowers
flowers Audio
λουλούδια [loeloύthia]

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
Greek + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
μιλάω μια γλώσσα Audio
[milao mia ylossa]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
μιλάμε τρεις γλώσσες Audio
[milame treis ylosses]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
επισκέπτεται πολλές χώρες Audio
[episkeptetai polles chores]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
είναι ευτυχισμένοι τώρα Audio
[einai eetechismenoi tora]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
έχει πέντε κόκκινα παπούτσια Audio
[echei pente kokkina papoύtsia]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
θέλω ένα σάντουιτς χωρίς κρεμμύδια Audio
[thelo ena santoeits choris kremmύthia]

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
γυναίκα [yenaika]
women
women Audio
γυναίκες [yenaikes]
man
man Audio
άνθρωπος [anthropos]
men
men Audio
άνθρωποι [anthropoi]
house
house Audio
σπίτι [spiti]
houses
houses Audio
σπίτια [spitia]
cup
country Audio
φλιτζάνι [flitzani]
cups
countries Audio
φλιτζάνια [flitzania]
cow
cow Audio
αγελάδα [ayelatha]
cows
cows Audio
αγελάδες [ayelathes]
horse
horse Audio
άλογο [aloyo]
horses
horses Audio
άλογα [aloya]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Greek 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
Greek
Pronunciation
Help
βοήθεια
[voetheia] Audio
Call the ambulance
kάλεσε ασθενοφόρο
[kalese asthenoforo] Audio
I need a doctor
χρειάζομαι ένα γιατρό
[chreiazomai ena yiatro] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
που βρίσκεται το πλησιέστερο φαρμακείο;
[poe vrisketai to plesiestero farmakeio;] Audio
Are you okay?
είσαι καλά;
[eisai kala;] Audio
I am sick
αισθάνομαι χάλια
[aisthanomai chalia] Audio
Call the police
φώναξε την αστυνομία
[fonaxe ten astenomia] Audio

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

Greek Nouns   Greek Nouns

Greek Gender   Greek Gender



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