Welcome to the fourth Hausa 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 when converted from their singular form.
|Grammar + Rules - Hausa|
|I speak one language|
[singular form] harshe daya na sani
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] muna magana da harsunana uku
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] ya kan ziyarci ƙasashe da dama
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] suna farin ciki yanzu
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] tana da jan takalma biyar
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] ina son sanwic ba tare da albasa ba
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 Hausa 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 - Hausa|
|Call the ambulance kira motar assibiti|
|I need a doctor ina bukatar likita|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? ina farmasi mafi kusa?|
|Are you okay? lafiya kake.kike/kuke?|
|I am sick ba ni da lafiya|
|Call the police kira 'yan sanda|
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