Somali Plural

Welcome to the fourth Somali 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
buug
books
books
guugag
car
car
baabuur
cars
cars
baabuuro
tree
tree
geed
trees
trees
geedo
flower
flower
ubax
flowers
flowers
ubaxyo

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
Somali
I speak one language
[singular form]
hal af baan ku hadlaa
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
waxaan ku hadalnaa saddex af
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
wuxuu booqdaa dalal badan
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
way faraxsan yihiin hadda
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
waxay leedahay shan kabood oo guduud ah
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
waxaan rabaa rooti duuban oon basal lahayn

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
haweeney
women
women
haween
man
man
nin
men
men
niman
house
house
guri
houses
houses
guryo
cup
country
koob
cups
countries
koobab
cow
cow
sac
cows
cows
lo'
horse
horse
faras
horses
horses
fardo

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Somali 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
Somali
Help
caawi
Call the ambulance
wax ambalaaska
I need a doctor
dhakhtar baan u baahnahay
Where is the closest pharmacy?
aaway farmashiga ugu dhow?
Are you okay?
ma fiican tahay?
I am sick
waan jirranahay
Call the police
wac boliiska

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

Somali Nouns   Somali Nouns

Somali Gender   Somali Gender



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