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.
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|
|afaan tokko ndubbadha |
|we speak three languages|
|afaanoota sadii dubbanna |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|biyyoota baayyee daawwata |
|they are happy now|
|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.
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.
|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.
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