Oromo Plural

Welcome to the fourth Oromo 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
kitaaba
books
books
kitaaboota
car
car
makiinaa
cars
cars
makiinoota
tree
tree
muka
trees
trees
mekeelee
flower
flower
daraaraa
flowers
flowers
daraaraa

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
Oromo
I speak one language
[singular form]
afaan tokko ndubbadha
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
afaanoota sadii dubbanna
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
biyyoota baayyee daawwata
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
amma gammachuu qabu
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
qophee didiimaa shan qabdi
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
saandwichii shunkurtaa hinqabne nfedha

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
dubartii
women
women
dubartoota
man
man
dhiira
men
men
dhiira
house
house
mana
houses
houses
manneen
cup
country
kubbaayyaa
cups
countries
kubbaayyaa
cow
cow
sa'a
cows
cows
saayyaan
horse
horse
farda
horses
horses
faradoo

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Oromo 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
Oromo
Help
gargaarsa / qarqaarsa
Call the ambulance
ambulaansii waamaa
I need a doctor
hakiimiitu na barbaachisa
Where is the closest pharmacy?
manni qoricha asitti dhi'aatu kami?
Are you okay?
ati fayyuma?
I am sick
na dhukkuba / nandhibama
Call the police
poliisii waamaa

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

Oromo Nouns   Oromo Nouns

Oromo Gender   Oromo Gender



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