Welcome to the fourth Shona 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.
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|
|I speak one language|
|ndinotaura mutauro mumwechete |
|we speak three languages|
|tinotaura mitauro mitatu |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|anoshanyira nyika dzakawanda |
|they are happy now|
|vava kufara iye zvino |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|ane shangu tsvuku shanu |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|ndiri kuda sangweji risina hanyanisi |
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 Shona 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.
|Call the ambulance|
|I need a doctor|
|ndiri kuda chiremba|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?|
|ndokupi kune famasi pedyo?|
|Are you okay?|
|hauna kukuvara here?|
|I am sick|
|Call the police|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Shona? 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.