Welcome to the fourth Swahili 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 - Swahili|
|I speak one language|
[singular form] ninaongea lugha moja tu
|we speak three languages|
[plural noun] tunaongea lugha tatu
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun] yeye huzuru nchi nyingi
|they are happy now|
[plural pronoun] wamefurahi sasa
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun] yeye ana viatu vitano vyekundu
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun] nataka sandwich bila vitunguu
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 Swahili 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 - Swahili|
|Call the ambulance wito ambulansi|
|I need a doctor ninahitaji daktari|
|Where is the closest pharmacy? kuna duka la dawa wapi hapa?|
|Are you okay? uko sawa?|
|I am sick mimi ni mgonjwa|
|Call the police piga simu kwa polisi|
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