Vietnamese Plural

Welcome to the fourth Vietnamese 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 Audio
cuốn sách
books
books Audio
sách
car
car Audio
xe ô tô
cars
cars Audio
xe ô tô
tree
tree Audio
cây
trees
trees Audio
cây
flower
flower Audio
hoa
flowers
flowers Audio
hoa

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
Vietnamese
I speak one language
[singular form]
tôi nói một ngôn ngữ Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
chúng tôi nói ba ngôn ngữ Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
ông đã thăm nhiều nước Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
bây giờ họ hanh phúc lắm Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
cô ta có năm đôi giày đỏ Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
tôi muốn một bánh sandwich không hành Audio

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 Audio
người phụ nữ
women
women Audio
phụ nữ
man
man Audio
người đàn ông
men
men Audio
đàn ông
house
house Audio
nhà
houses
houses Audio
nhà
cup
country Audio
tách
cups
countries Audio
tách
cow
cow Audio
con bò
cows
cows Audio
những con bò
horse
horse Audio
con ngựa
horses
horses Audio
những con ngựa

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Vietnamese 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
Vietnamese
Help
giúp tôi với! Audio
Call the ambulance
kêu xe cứu thương! Audio
I need a doctor
tôi cần gặp bác sỹ Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
nhà thuốc tây gần nhất ở đâu? Audio
Are you okay?
anh có sao không? Audio
I am sick
tôi bị bệnh Audio
Call the police
kêu cảnh sát! Audio

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

Vietnamese Nouns   Vietnamese Nouns

Vietnamese Gender   Vietnamese Gender



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