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.
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|
|mwen pale yon sèl lang |
|we speak three languages|
|nou pale twa lang |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|m'pase anpil peyi |
|they are happy now|
|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.
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.
|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.
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