Irish Plural

Welcome to the fourth Irish 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 Audio
leabhar
books
books Audio
leabhair
car
car Audio
carr
cars
cars Audio
gluaisteáin
tree
tree Audio
crann
trees
trees Audio
crainn
flower
flower Audio
bláth
flowers
flowers Audio
bláthanna

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 wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
Irish
I speak one language
[singular form]
labhairt liom teanga amháin Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
labhraíonn muid trí theanga Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
tugann sé cuairt ar go leor tíortha Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
tá siad sásta anois Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
tá cúig bróga dearg aici Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ba mhaith liom ceapaire gan oinniúin Audio

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 Audio
bean
women
women Audio
mná
man
man Audio
fear
men
men Audio
fir
house
house Audio
teach
houses
houses Audio
tithe
cup
country Audio
cupán
cups
countries Audio
cupáin
cow
cow Audio
cows
cows Audio
ba
horse
horse Audio
capall
horses
horses Audio
capaill

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Irish 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
Irish
Help
tabhair cúnamh dom! Audio
Call the ambulance
glaoigh ar an otharcharr! Audio
I need a doctor
tá dochtúr ag teastáil uaim. Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
cá bhfuil an chógaslann is gaire? Audio
Are you okay?
an bhfuil tú ceart go leor? Audio
I am sick
airím tinn. Audio
Call the police
glaoigh ar na póliíní! Audio

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

Irish Nouns   Irish Nouns

Irish Gender   Irish Gender



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