Welcome to the fourth Maltese 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||Maltese|
|I speak one language
|jiena nitkellem lingwa wahda |
|we speak three languages
|ahna nitkellmu tliet lingwi |
|he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
|hu jzur hafna pajjizi |
|they are happy now
|huma kuntenti issa |
|she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
|hi ghandha hames zraben homor |
|I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
|irrid sandwic minghajr basal |
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 Maltese 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.
|Call the ambulance||cempel l-ambulanza!|
|I need a doctor||ghandi bzonn tabib|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||fejn hi l-eqreb spizerija?|
|Are you okay?||kollox sew?|
|I am sick||qed ihossni hazin|
|Call the police||cempel il-pulizija!|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Maltese? 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.