Malagasy Nouns

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.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
ovy
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
voatabia
onions
onions Audio
tongolo
carrots
carrots Audio
karaoty
fruits
fruits Audio
voankazo
apples
apples Audio
paoma
bananas
bananas Audio
akondro
oranges
oranges Audio
voasary

Nouns Grammar Rules

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? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
manana ronono sy kafe aho Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
manana paoma telo izy Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
iray fotsiny ny paomany Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
mipetraka amin'ny trano kely izahay Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
tiako ny sakafoa marainanao Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
mofo dipaina
milk
milk Audio
ronono
butter
butter Audio
dibera
cheese
cheese Audio
fraomazy
coffee
coffee Audio
kafe
sandwich
sandwich Audio
sandwich
meat
meat Audio
hena
chicken
chicken Audio
akoho
fish
fish Audio
trondro
breakfast
breakfast Audio
sakafo maraina
lunch
lunch Audio
sakafo atoandro
dinner
dinner Audio
sakafo hariva

Conversation in Malagasy

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? Audio
Just a little
kelikely fotsiny Audio
I like Malagasy
tiako ny teny malagasy Audio
Can I practice with you?
afaka manao fanazarana miaraka aminao ve aho? Audio
How old are you?
firy taona ianao Audio
I'm thirty three years old
telo amby telopolo aho Audio
It was nice talking to you
nahafinaritra ny niresaka taminao Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Malagasy. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Malagasy Adjectives   Malagasy Adjectives

Malagasy Plural   Malagasy Plural



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