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.
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|
|I speak one language|
|Oqaatsiit ataatsit atugaraakka |
|we speak three languages|
|Pingasunik oqaaseqarpugut |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|Nunarpassuit tikissimavai |
|they are happy now|
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|Tallimanik aappaluttunik kamippaqarpoq |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|Qallersugaq uanitsoqanngitsoq piumavara |
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 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.
|Call the ambulance|
|I need a doctor|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?|
|Nakorsaataaniarfik qaninneq sumiippa?|
|Are you okay?|
|I am sick|
|Call the police|
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.