Egyptian Plural

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Egyptian Plural

Learning the Egyptian Plural is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Egyptian language. But first we need to know what the role of Plural is in the structure of the grammar in Egyptian.

Egyptian Plurals are grammatical numbers, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers.

In Egyptian the formation of the plural is difficult, since there are many patterns. It is advised to learn the plural with the singular, a good Egyptian dictionary like the “Hans Wehr Egyptian dictionary will include the plural or plurals (sometimes there are more) in each entry. Examples are kitaab –kutub, [book - books], walad – awlad [boy – boys], sayara – sayaraat [car – cars], radjul – rejaal [man – men]. The last two are examples of the sound plural which for masculine adds un at the end and for feminine aat at the and. (Note the ta marbuta has to be change to a normal open t).

Here are some examples:

English PluralEgyptian Plural
Pluralgueme3 - جمع
my bookketabi - كِتابي
my booksketebi - كتبي
our daughterbeneti - بِنتي
our daughtersbenatna - بناتـْنا
I'm coldana bardan - أنا بَرْدان
we're colda7ena beredanin - احنا بردانـِين
his chickensferakhoh - فِراخـُه
their chickenferakhehom - فِراخهُم

Notice the structure of the Plural in Egyptian.

List of Plurals in Egyptian

Below is a list of the Plurals and Singulars in Egyptian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Egyptian vocabulary.

English PluralEgyptian Plural
alligatortemsa7 - تِمْساح
alligatorstemasi7 - تماسِيح
beardeb - دب
bearsdebeba - دببة
birdta'er - طائِر
birdstoyor - طـُيور
bulltor - طور
bullstiran - تيران
cat2otaa - قـُطَّة
cats2otet - قـُطط
cowba2ara - بَقـَرة
cowsba2er - بَقر
deerghazal - غـَزال
many deerghezlan - غِزْلان
dogkalb - كَلْب
dogskelab - كِلاب
donkey7omar - حُمار
donkeys7emir - حِمير
eagleneser - نِسر
eaglesnesor - نسور
elephantfil - فيل
elephantsafyal - أفيال
giraffezerafa - زرافة
giraffeszerafat - زرافات
goatme3eza - مِعزة
goatsme3iz - مِعيز
horse7osan - حُصان
horses7esena - حِصِنة
lionased - أسد
lionsasod - أسود
monkey2ered - قِرد
monkeys2erod - قرود
mousefar - فار
micefiran - فيران
rabbitareneb - أرنب
rabbitsaraneb - أرانِب
snakete3eban - تِعبان
snakeste3abin - تعابـِين
tigernemer - نِمر
tigersnemor - نِمور
wolfdib - ديب
wolvesdyaba - ديابة

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