Kongo Plural

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.

book
book
munkanda
books
books
minkanda
car
car
kaminyo
cars
cars
bakaminyo
tree
tree
nti
trees
trees
banti
flower
flower
kintuntu
flowers
flowers
bintuntu

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
Kongo
I speak one language
[singular form]
mono ke tubaka munoko mosi
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
beto ke tubaka minoko tatu
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
yandi ke kwenda tala bainsi mingi
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
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.

woman
woman
nkento
women
women
bankento
man
man
yakala
men
men
bayakala
house
house
nzo
houses
houses
banzo
cup
country
kopo
cups
countries
bakopo
cow
cow
ngombe
cows
cows
bangombe
horse
horse
mpunda
horses
horses
bampunda

Emergency Phrases

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.

English
Kongo
Help
lusadisu
Call the ambulance
binga ambilansi
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
binga polisi

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.

Kongo Nouns   Kongo Nouns

Kongo Gender   Kongo Gender



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