Malayalam Plural

Welcome to the fourth Malayalam 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
പുസ്തകം [pu sethek']
books
books Audio
പുതകങ്ങള്‍ [pu thekneneḷe‍]
car
car Audio
കാര്‍ [kare‍]
cars
cars Audio
കാറുകള്‍ [kaṟu kḷe‍]
tree
tree Audio
മരം [mere']
trees
trees Audio
മരങ്ങള്‍ [mereneneḷe‍]
flower
flower Audio
പൂവ് [pu v]
flowers
flowers Audio
പുക്കള് [pu kkḷ]

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
Malayalam + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
ഞാന്‍ ഒരു ഭാഷ സംസാരിക്കുന്നു Audio
[ñane‍ oru bhasśe se'sareikku nenu]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
ഞങ്ങള്‍ മൂന്നു ഭാഷ സംസാരിക്കുന്നു Audio
[ñeneneḷe‍ mu nenu bhasśe se'sareikku nenu]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
അദ്ദേഹം പല രാജ്യങ്ങള്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുന്നു Audio
[adedehe' pele rajeyeneneḷe‍ senedere‍ṣeikku nenu]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
അവര്‍ സന്തുസ്ടരാ ണ് ഇപ്പോള്‍ Audio
[avere‍ senethu seṭera ṇe ipepoḷe‍]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
അവള്‍ക്കു അഞ്ചു ചുവന്ന ഷൂസ് ഉണ്ട് Audio
[aveḷe‍kku añechu chu venene sśu se uṇeṭ]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ഉള്ളിയില്ലാത്ത സാണ്ട്വിച് വേണം Audio
[uḷeḷeiyeilelathethe saṇeṭeveich veṇe']

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
സ്ത്രി [setherei]
women
women Audio
സ്ത്രീകള്‍ [setherīkḷe‍]
man
man Audio
പുരുഷന്‍ [pu ru sśene‍]
men
men Audio
പുരുഷന്മാര്‍ [pu ru sśenemare‍]
house
house Audio
വീട് [vīṭ]
houses
houses Audio
വീടുകള്‍ [vīṭu kḷe‍]
cup
country Audio
കോപ്പ [kopep]
cups
countries Audio
കോപ്പകള്‍ [kopepekḷe‍]
cow
cow Audio
പശു [peṣu]
cows
cows Audio
പശുക്കള്‍ [peṣu kkḷe‍]
horse
horse Audio
കുതിര [ku their]
horses
horses Audio
കുതിരകള്‍ [ku theirekḷe‍]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Malayalam 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
Malayalam
Pronunciation
Help
സഹായം
[sehaye'] Audio
Call the ambulance
ആംബുലന്‍സ് വിളിക്ക്
[a'bu lene‍se veiḷeikk] Audio
I need a doctor
ഡോക്ടോരെ വിളിക്ക്
[ḍokṭore veiḷeikk] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
അടുത്ത മരുന്ന് കട എവിടെയാ ?
[aṭu thethe meru nene kṭe eveiṭeya ?] Audio
Are you okay?
നിങ്ങള്‍ക് കുഴപ്പമില്ലലോ?
[neineneḷe‍k ku ḻepepemeilelelo?] Audio
I am sick
എനിക്ക് സുഖമില്ല
[eneikk su khmeilel] Audio
Call the police
പോലീസിനെ വിളിക്ക്
[polīseine veiḷeikk] Audio

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

Malayalam Nouns   Malayalam Nouns

Malayalam Gender   Malayalam Gender



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