Welcome to the fourth Sundanese 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 wehn converted from their singular form.
|Grammar + Rules||Sundanese|
|I speak one language|
|abdi mung tiasa nyarios hiji basa |
|we speak three languages|
|abdi sadaya tiasa nyarios tilu basa |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|anjeuna ngadongkapan seueur nagara |
|they are happy now|
|aranjeuna nuju bungah ayeuna teh |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|anjeuna gaduh |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|abdi nyungkeun roti isi ulang ngangge bawang beureum |
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 Sundanese 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||telepon ambulan|
|I need a doctor||abdi peryogi ka dokter|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||apotek nu paling caket palih mana?|
|Are you okay?||anjeun teu kunanaon?|
|I am sick||abdi nuju teu damang|
|Call the police||telepon polisi|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Sundanese? 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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