Kurdish Plural

Welcome to the fourth Kurdish 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. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

book
book Audio
کتێب [kteb]
books
books Audio
کتێبەکان [ktebekan]
car
car Audio
ئۆتۆمۆبیل [utomobeel]
cars
cars Audio
ئۆتۆمۆبیلەکان [utomobeelekan]
tree
tree Audio
دار [dar]
trees
trees Audio
دارەکان [darekan]
flower
flower Audio
گوڵ [gwl]
flowers
flowers Audio
گوڵەکان [gwlekan]

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
Kurdish + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
من یەک زمان قسە دەکەم Audio
[mn yek zman qse dekem]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
ئێمە سێ زمان قسە دەکەین Audio
[eme se zman qse dekeyn]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
ئەو سەردانی زۆر لە ووڵاتان دەکات Audio
[aw serdany zor le wlatan dekat]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
ئەوان ئێستا شادمانن Audio
[awan esta shadmann]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
ئەو پێنج پێڵاوی سوری هەیە Audio
[aw penj pelawy swry heye]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
پاروویەکم دەوێت بەبێ پیاز Audio
[parwyekm dawet ba be pyaz]

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
ژن [zhin]
women
women Audio
ژنان [zhinan]
man
man Audio
پیاو [pyaw]
men
men Audio
پیاوان [pyawan]
house
house Audio
خانوو [khanw]
houses
houses Audio
خانووەکان [kanwakan]
cup
country Audio
کوپ [kwp]
cups
countries Audio
کوپەکان [kwpekan]
cow
cow Audio
مانگا [manga]
cows
cows Audio
مانگاکان [mangakan]
horse
horse Audio
ئه‌سپ [asip]
horses
horses Audio
ئه‌سپه‌کان [asipekan]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Kurdish 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
Kurdish
Pronunciation
Help
یارمەتی
[yarmety] Audio
Call the ambulance
تەلەفۆن بکە بۆ ئۆتۆمۆبیلی فریاکەوتن
[telefon bke bo utomobeely fryakawtn] Audio
I need a doctor
پێویستم بە پزیشکە
[pewistm be pzishke] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
نزیکترین دەرمانخانە لە کوێیە؟
[nziktreen dermankhane le kweya?] Audio
Are you okay?
ئایا تۆ باشیت؟
[aya to basheet?] Audio
I am sick
من نەخۆشم
[mn nekhoshm] Audio
Call the police
تەلەفۆن بکە بۆ پۆلیس
[telefon bke bo polees] Audio

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

Kurdish Nouns   Kurdish Nouns

Kurdish Gender   Kurdish Gender



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