Malagasy Plural

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.

book
book Audio
boky
books
books Audio
boky
car
car Audio
fiara
cars
cars Audio
fiara
tree
tree Audio
hazo
trees
trees Audio
hazo
flower
flower Audio
voninkazo
flowers
flowers Audio
voninkazo

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
Malagasy
I speak one language
[singular form]
mahay fiteny iray aho Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
mahay fiteny telo isika Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
mitsidika firenena maro izy Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
sambatra izy ireo izao Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
manana kirao mena dimy izy Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
sandwich tsy misy tongolo no tiako Audio

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
vehivavy
women
women Audio
vehivavy
man
man Audio
lehilahy
men
men Audio
lehilahy
house
house Audio
trano
houses
houses Audio
trano
cup
country Audio
kaopy
cups
countries Audio
kaopy
cow
cow Audio
omby
cows
cows Audio
omby
horse
horse Audio
soavaly
horses
horses Audio
soavaly

Emergency Phrases

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
Help
fanampiana Audio
Call the ambulance
miantsoa ambilansa Audio
I need a doctor
mila dokotera aho Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
aiza ny faramasy akaiky indrindra Audio
Are you okay?
manao ahoana ianao Audio
I am sick
marary aho Audio
Call the police
miantsoa polisy Audio

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

Malagasy Nouns   Malagasy Nouns

Malagasy Gender   Malagasy Gender



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