Haitian Plural

Welcome to the fourth Haitian 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
liv
books
books
liv
car
car
machin
cars
cars
machin
tree
tree
pye bwa
trees
trees
pye bwa
flower
flower
flè
flowers
flowers
flè

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
Haitian
I speak one language
[singular form]
mwen pale yon sèl lang
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
nou pale twa lang
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
m'pase anpil peyi
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
yo kontan kounye a
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
li gen senk soulye wouj
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
mwen vle yon sandwich san yo pa met zonyon

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
fanm
women
women
fanm
man
man
gason
men
men
gason
house
house
kay
houses
houses
kay
cup
country
gode
cups
countries
gode
cow
cow
bèf
cows
cows
bef
horse
horse
cheval
horses
horses
cheval

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Haitian 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
Haitian
Help
ede'm
Call the ambulance
rele ambulans
I need a doctor
mwen beswen on docte
Where is the closest pharmacy?
kote famasi ki pi pre'a?
Are you okay?
es'ke ou bien
I am sick
mwen santi ke mwen malad
Call the police
rele la polis

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

Haitian Nouns   Haitian Nouns

Haitian Gender   Haitian Gender



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