Punjabi Plural

Welcome to the fourth Punjabi 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
ਪੁਸਤਕ [pusataka]
books
books Audio
ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ [kitābāṁ]
car
car Audio
ਕਾਰ [kāra]
cars
cars Audio
ਕਾਰਾਂ [kārāṁ]
tree
tree Audio
ਦਰਖਤ [darakhata]
trees
trees Audio
ਦਰਖਤ [darakhata]
flower
flower Audio
ਫੁੱਲ [phula]
flowers
flowers Audio
ਫੁੱਲ [phula]

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
Punjabi + Pronunciation
I speak one language
[singular form]
ਮੈਂ ਇੱਕ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਬੋਲਦਾ ਹਾਂ Audio
[maiṁ ika bhāśā bōladā hāṁ]
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
ਅਸੀਂ ਤਿੰਨ ਭਾਸ਼ਾਵਾਂ ਬੋਲਦੇ ਹਾਂ Audio
[asīṁ tina bhāśāvāṁ bōladē hāṁ]
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
ਓਹ ਕਈ ਮੁਲਕਾਂ 'ਚ ਜਾਂਦਾ ਹੈ Audio
[ōha ka'ī mulakāṁ 'ca jāndā hai]
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
ਓਹ ਹੁਣ ਖੁਸ਼ ਹਨ Audio
[ōha huṇa khuśa hana]
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
ਓਸ ਕੁੜੀ ਕੋਲ ਪੰਜ ਲਾਲ ਬੂਟ ਹਨ Audio
[ōsa kuṛī kōla paja lāla būṭa hana]
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਬਗ਼ੈਰ ਪਿਆਜ਼ ਦਾ ਸੈਂਡਵਿਚ ਦਿਓ Audio
[mainū baġaira pi'āza dā saiṇḍavica di'ō]

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
ਔਰਤ [aurata]
women
women Audio
ਔਰਤਾਂ [auratāṁ]
man
man Audio
ਮਰਦ [marada]
men
men Audio
ਮਰਦ [marada]
house
house Audio
ਘਰ [ghara]
houses
houses Audio
ਘਰ [ghara]
cup
country Audio
ਪਿਆਲਾ [pi'ālā]
cups
countries Audio
ਪਿਆਲੇ [pi'ālē]
cow
cow Audio
ਗਾਂ [gāṁ]
cows
cows Audio
ਗਾਂਈਆਂ [gāṁī'āṁ]
horse
horse Audio
ਘੋਡ਼ਾ [ghōṛā]
horses
horses Audio
ਘੋਡ਼ੇ [ghōṛē]

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Punjabi 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
Punjabi
Pronunciation
Help
ਮਦਦ
[madada] Audio
Call the ambulance
ਐਂਬੂਂਲੈਂਸ ਸੱਦੋ
[aimbūnlainsa sadō] Audio
I need a doctor
ਮੈਨੂੰ ਡਾਕਟਰ ਦੀ ਲੋੜ ਹੈ
[mainū ḍākaṭara dī lōṛa hai] Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
ਨੇੜੇ ਦਵਾਈਆਂ ਦੀ ਦੁਕਾਨ ਕਿੱਥੇ ਹੈ?
[nēṛē davā'ī'āṁ dī dukāna kithē hai?] Audio
Are you okay?
ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਠੀਕ ਹੋ?
[kī tusīṁ ṭhīka hō?] Audio
I am sick
ਮੈਂ ਬਿਮਾਰ ਹਾਂ
[maiṁ bimāra hāṁ] Audio
Call the police
ਪੁਲਿਸ ਨੂੰ ਸੱਦੋ
[pulisa nū sadō] Audio

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

Punjabi Nouns   Punjabi Nouns

Punjabi Gender   Punjabi Gender



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