Yiddish Plural

Welcome to the fourth Yiddish 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
בוך
books
books
ביכער
car
car
אויטאָ
cars
cars
אויטאסָ
tree
tree
בוים
trees
trees
ביימער
flower
flower
בלום
flowers
flowers
בלומען

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
Yiddish
I speak one language
[singular form]
איך רעד איין שפּראַך
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
מיר רעדען דריי שפּראַכן
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
ער בּאַזוכט אַ סך לענדער
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
זיי זענען צופרידן איצט
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
זי האט פינף רויט שיך
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
איך וויל אַ שניטקע אָן ציבעלעס

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
פרוי
women
women
פרויען
man
man
מאן
men
men
מען
house
house
הויז
houses
houses
הייזער
cup
country
גלעזל
cups
countries
גלעזלעך
cow
cow
קו
cows
cows
קי
horse
horse
פערד
horses
horses
פערד

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your Yiddish 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
Yiddish
Help
הילף
Call the ambulance
רוף דער אַמבולאַנס
I need a doctor
איך דאַרף אַ דאָקטער
Where is the closest pharmacy?
ווו איז דער נאָענסטע אַפּטייק?
Are you okay?
ביסט דו גוט?
I am sick
איך בין קראַנק
Call the police
רוף די פּאָליצייַ

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

Yiddish Nouns   Yiddish Nouns

Yiddish Gender   Yiddish Gender



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