Welcome to the fourth Yoruba 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 when converted from their singular form.
|Grammar + Rules||Yoruba|
|I speak one language|
|mo nso ede kan |
|we speak three languages|
|a nso awon ede meta |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|o ti de opolopo orile-ede |
|they are happy now|
|inu won dun bayi |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|o ni bata pupa marun |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|mo fe ounje-ipanu laisi alubosa |
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 Yoruba 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||pe oko ile-iwosan|
|I need a doctor||mo nilo onisegun|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||nibo ni ile ipo-oogun to wa nitosi?|
|Are you okay?||se ara ya?|
|I am sick||mo nsa-i-san|
|Call the police||pe olopa|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Yoruba? 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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