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.
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
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] labhraíonn muid trí theanga
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] tugann sé cuairt ar go leor tíortha
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] tá siad sásta anois
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] tá cúig bróga dearg aici
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] ba mhaith liom ceapaire gan oinniúin
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 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!|
|Call the ambulance glaoigh ar an otharcharr!|
|I need a doctor tá dochtúr ag teastáil uaim.|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? cá bhfuil an chógaslann is gaire?|
|Are you okay? an bhfuil tú ceart go leor?|
|I am sick airím tinn.|
|Call the police glaoigh ar na póliíní!|
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