Welcome to the fourth Igbo 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 - Igbo|
|I speak one language|
[singular form] ana m asụ ofu asụsụ
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] anyị na-asụ asụsụ atọ
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] ọ na eje ọtụtụ obodo
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] obi dị fa aňụlị kịta
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] ọ nwere akpụkwụ mme mme ise
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] achọrọ m ofu sanwich alabasa adịghị
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 Igbo 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 - Igbo|
|Call the ambulance kpọọ ambulans|
|I need a doctor a chọrọ m dibia oyibo|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? kedụ ebe a na ere ọgwụ kacha dị nso?|
|Are you okay? ị dịkwa mma?|
|I am sick arụ adịghị m|
|Call the police kpọọ ndị uwe ojii|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Igbo? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have homepage. You can now check the next lesson below.
Inspirational Quote: The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. Aristotle