Nepali Plural

Welcome to the fourth Nepali 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 [pustaka]
books
books Audio
पुस्तकहरु [pustakaharu]
car
car Audio
कार [kāra]
cars
cars Audio
कारहरु [kāraharu]
tree
tree Audio
रुख [rukha]
trees
trees Audio
रुखहरु [rukhaharu]
flower
flower Audio
फूल [phūla]
flowers
flowers Audio
फूलहरु [phūlaharu]

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
Nepali + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
म एउटा भाषा बोल्न सक्छु Audio
[ma ē'uṭā bhāṣā bōlna sakchu]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
हामी तीनवटा भाषा बोल्न सक्छौं Audio
[hāmī tīnavaṭā bhāṣā bōlna sakchauṁ]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
उसले धेरै देश भ्रमण गर्छ Audio
[usalē dhērai dēśa bhramaṇa garcha]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
उनीहरु अब खुशी छन् Audio
[unīharu aba khuśī chan]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
उनीसंग पांचवटा रातो जुत्ता छ Audio
[unīsaṅga pān̄cavaṭā rātō juttā cha]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
मलाई प्याज नभएको स्याण्डविच चाहिन्छ Audio
[malā'ī pyāja nabha'ēkō syāṇḍavica cāhincha]

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
महिला [mahilā]
women
women Audio
महिलाहरु [mahilāharu]
man
man Audio
पुरुष [puruṣa]
men
men Audio
पुरुषहरु [puruṣaharu]
house
house Audio
घर [ghara]
houses
houses Audio
घरहरु [gharaharu]
cup
country Audio
कप [kapa]
cups
countries Audio
कपहरु [kapaharu]
cow
cow Audio
गाई [gā'ī]
cows
cows Audio
गाईहरू [gā'īharū]
horse
horse Audio
घोडा [ghōḍā]
horses
horses Audio
घोडाहरू [ghōḍ'̔āharū]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Nepali 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
Nepali
Pronunciation
Help
सहयोग
[sahayōga] Audio
Call the ambulance
एम्बुलेन्स बोलाउनुहोस्
[ēmbulēnsa bōlā'unuhōs] Audio
I need a doctor
मलाई चिकित्सकको आवश्यकता छ
[malā'ī cikitsakakō āvaśyakatā cha] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
नजिकैको औषधि पसल कता छ ?
[najikaikō auṣadhi pasala katā cha?] Audio
Are you okay?
के तपाईंलाई ठिक छ ?
[kē tapā'īnlā'ī ṭhika cha?] Audio
I am sick
म बिरामी छु
[ma birāmī chu] Audio
Call the police
पुलिसलाई बोलाउनुहोस्
[pulisalā'ī bōlā'unuhōs] Audio

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

Nepali Nouns   Nepali Nouns

Nepali Gender   Nepali Gender



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