Welcome to the third Malagasy lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Malagasy to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
|Grammar + Rules - Malagasy|
|do you have milk?|
[verb + noun] manana ronono ve ianao?
|I have milk and coffee|
[preposition + noun] manana ronono sy kafe aho
|he has three apples|
[number + plural noun] manana paoma telo izy
|she only has one apple|
[number + singular noun] iray fotsiny ny paomany
|we live in a small house|
[adjective + noun] mipetraka amin'ny trano kely izahay
|I like our breakfast|
[pronoun + noun] tiako ny sakafoa marainanao
The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.
Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
|English - Malagasy|
|Do you speak (English/ Malagasy)? miteny (anglisy/malagasy) ve ianao?|
|Just a little kelikely fotsiny|
|I like Malagasy tiako ny teny malagasy|
|Can I practice with you? afaka manao fanazarana miaraka aminao ve aho?|
|How old are you? firy taona ianao|
|I'm thirty three years old telo amby telopolo aho|
|It was nice talking to you nahafinaritra ny niresaka taminao|
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