Marathi Plural

Welcome to the fourth Marathi 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
पुस्तक [pustak]
books
books Audio
पुस्तके [pustake]
car
car Audio
गाडी [gaaDi]
cars
cars Audio
गाड्या [gaaDyaa]
tree
tree Audio
झाड [jhaaD]
trees
trees Audio
झाडे [jhaaDe]
flower
flower Audio
फूल [phool]
flowers
flowers Audio
फुले [phule]

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
Marathi + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
मी एक भाषा बोलतो Audio
[mi ek bhaaShaa bolto]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
आम्हाला तीन भाषा बोलता येतात Audio
[aamhaalaa tin bhaaShaa boltaa yetaat]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
तो पुष्कळ देशांना भेटी देतो Audio
[to puShkaL deshaannaa bheti deto]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
ते आता आनंदात आहेत Audio
[te aataa aanandaat aahet]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
तिच्याकडे पांच लाल बूट आहेत Audio
[tichyaakaDe paanch laal boot aahet]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
मला कांद्याशिवाय सॅन्डविच हवे आहे Audio
[malaa kaandyaashivaay sandvich have aahe]

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
स्त्री [stri]
women
women Audio
स्त्रिया [striyaa]
man
man Audio
पुरुष [puruSh]
men
men Audio
पुरुष [puruSh]
house
house Audio
घर [ghar]
houses
houses Audio
घरे [ghare]
cup
country Audio
कप [kap]
cups
countries Audio
कप [kap]
cow
cow Audio
गाय [gaay]
cows
cows Audio
गाई [gaai]
horse
horse Audio
घोडा [ghoDaa]
horses
horses Audio
घोडे [ghoDe]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Marathi 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
Marathi
Pronunciation
Help
मदत
[madat] Audio
Call the ambulance
रुग्णवाहिका बोलवा
[rugnavaahikaa bolvaa] Audio
I need a doctor
मला डॉक्टरची गरज आहे
[malaa doktarchi garaj aahe] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
जवळात जवळचे औषधाचे दुकान कुठे आहे?
[javaLaat javaLche auShadhaache dukaan kuThe aahe?] Audio
Are you okay?
तुम्ही ठीक आहात ना?
[tumhi theek aahaat naa?] Audio
I am sick
मी आजारी आहे
[mi aajaari aahe] Audio
Call the police
पोलिसांना बोलवा
[polisaannaa bolvaa] Audio

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

Marathi Nouns   Marathi Nouns

Marathi Gender   Marathi Gender



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