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.
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|
|hal af baan ku hadlaa |
|we speak three languages|
|waxaan ku hadalnaa saddex af |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|wuxuu booqdaa dalal badan |
|they are happy now|
|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.
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.
|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.
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