Hausa Plural

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.

book
book
littafe
books
books
lattafai
car
car
mota
cars
cars
motoci
tree
tree
itace
trees
trees
itatuwa
flower
flower
fulawa
flowers
flowers
furanni

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
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.

woman
woman
macce
women
women
mata
man
man
namiji
men
men
maza
house
house
gida
houses
houses
gidaje
cup
country
kaf
cups
countries
kofuna
cow
cow
saniya
cows
cows
shanu
horse
horse
doki
horses
horses
dawaki

Emergency Phrases

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
Help
taimako
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

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

Hausa Nouns   Hausa Nouns

Hausa Gender   Hausa Gender



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