Welcome to the fourth Kongo 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|
|I speak one language|
|mono ke tubaka munoko mosi |
|we speak three languages|
|beto ke tubaka minoko tatu |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|yandi ke kwenda tala bainsi mingi |
|they are happy now|
|bo kele na kiese sasaipi yai |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|yandi kele na bansampatu ya mbwaki tanu |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|mono ke zola sandwishi ya kukonda matungulu |
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 Kongo 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.
|Call the ambulance|
|I need a doctor|
|moko ke na mfunu ya munganga|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?|
|wapi farmasi ya ke mfinama|
|Are you okay?|
|nge ke mbote?|
|I am sick|
|mono ke bela|
|Call the police|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Kongo? 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.