Greenlandic Plural

Welcome to the fourth Greenlandic 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.

book
book Audio
atuagaq
books
books Audio
atuakkat
car
car Audio
biilia
cars
cars Audio
biiliat
tree
tree Audio
orpik
trees
trees Audio
orpiit
flower
flower Audio
naasoq
flowers
flowers Audio
naasut

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 wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Greenlandic
I speak one language
[singular form]
Oqaatsiit ataatsit atugaraakka Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
Pingasunik oqaaseqarpugut Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
Nunarpassuit tikissimavai Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
Nuannarput Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
Tallimanik aappaluttunik kamippaqarpoq Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
Qallersugaq uanitsoqanngitsoq piumavara 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
arnaq
women
women Audio
arnat
man
man Audio
angut
men
men Audio
angutit
house
house Audio
illu
houses
houses Audio
illut
cup
country Audio
tiitorfik
cups
countries Audio
tiitorfiit
cow
cow Audio
ko
cows
cows Audio
koot
horse
horse Audio
hiisti
horses
horses Audio
hiistit

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Greenlandic 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
Greenlandic
Help
Ikiunnga Audio
Call the ambulance
Ambulancenut sianeritsi Audio
I need a doctor
Nakorsamik pisariaqartitsivunga Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
Nakorsaataaniarfik qaninneq sumiippa? Audio
Are you okay?
Ajunngilanga? Audio
I am sick
Napparsimavunga Audio
Call the police
Potitiimik sianeritsi Audio

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

Greenlandic Nouns   Greenlandic Nouns

Greenlandic Gender   Greenlandic Gender



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