Welcome to the fourth Zulu 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|
|I speak one language|
|ngikhuluma ulimi olulodwa |
|we speak three languages|
|sikhuluma izilimi ezintathu |
|he visits many countries|
[adverb + plural noun]
|uvakashela amazwe amaningi |
|they are happy now|
|bajabulile manje |
|she has five red shoes|
[adjective + plural noun]
|unezicathulo ezibovu ezintathu |
|I want a sandwich without onions|
[preposition + plural noun]
|ngifuna isamishi elingenawo ehhanyanisi |
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 Zulu 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|
|I need a doctor|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?|
|likuphi ikhemisi eliseduzane?|
|Are you okay?|
|I am sick|
|Call the police|
Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in Zulu? 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.