Welcome to the fourth Malagasy 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 - Malagasy|
|I speak one language|
[singular form] mahay fiteny iray aho
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] mahay fiteny telo isika
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] mitsidika firenena maro izy
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] sambatra izy ireo izao
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] manana kirao mena dimy izy
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] sandwich tsy misy tongolo no tiako
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 Malagasy 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 - Malagasy|
|Call the ambulance miantsoa ambilansa|
|I need a doctor mila dokotera aho|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? aiza ny faramasy akaiky indrindra|
|Are you okay? manao ahoana ianao|
|I am sick marary aho|
|Call the police miantsoa polisy|
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