Sundanese Plural

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.

book
book
buku
books
books
buku-buku
car
car
mobil
cars
cars
mobil-mobil
tree
tree
tangkal
trees
trees
tatangkalan
flower
flower
kembang
flowers
flowers
kekembangan

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
[singular form]
abdi mung tiasa nyarios hiji basa
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
abdi sadaya tiasa nyarios tilu basa
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
anjeuna ngadongkapan seueur nagara
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
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.

woman
woman
istri
women
women
istri-istri
man
man
pameget
men
men
pameget-pameget
house
house
rorompok
houses
houses
rorompok-rorompok
cup
country
cangkir
cups
countries
cangkir-cangkir
cow
cow
sapi
cows
cows
sapi-sapi
horse
horse
kuda
horses
horses
kuda-kuda

Emergency Phrases

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.

English
Sundanese
Help
tulung
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.

Sundanese Nouns   Sundanese Nouns

Sundanese Gender   Sundanese Gender



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