Malagasy Plural

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Malagasy Plural

Learning the Malagasy 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 Malagasy language. But first we need to know what the role of Plural is in the structure of the grammar in Malagasy.

Malagasy 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.

Grammar Tips:

While in English, the plural is formed by adding (s) to the singular. In Malagasy, there is no distinction between singular and plural forms. The context will determine whether the word jux5 5refers to singular or plural noun or adjective. Here are some examples:

Namana (a friend) remains: Namana (some friends)

Vehivavy (one woman) remains: vehivavy (some women)

Ity ny fiara menako (this is my red car) where fiara (car) is singular, and Ireto ny fiara menako (these are my red cars) where fiara (cars) marks the plural.


Here are some examples:

English PluralMalagasy Plural
Plural
my bookny bokiko
my booksny bokiko
our daughterny zanantsika
our daughtersny zanantsika
I'm coldmangatsiaka aho
we're coldmangatsiaka isika
his chickensny akohony
their chickenny akohony

Notice the structure of the Plural in Malagasy.

List of Plurals in Malagasy

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

English PluralMalagasy Plural
alligatorvoay
alligatorsvoay
bearbear
bearsbear
birdvorona
birdsvorona
bullomby
bullsomby
catsaka
catssaka
cowomby
cowsomby
deerdeer
many deerdeer
dogaliaka
dogsaliaka
donkeyapondra
donkeysapondra
eaglevoro-mahery
eaglesvoro-mahery
elephantelefanta
elephantselefanta
giraffegiraffe
giraffesgiraffe
goatosy
goatsosy
horsesoavaly
horsessoavaly
lionliona
lionsliona
monkeyrajako
monkeysrajako
mousetotozy
micetotozy
rabbitbitro
rabbitsbitro
snakebibilava
snakesbibilava
tigertigra
tigerstigra
wolfaliaka dia
wolvesaliaka dia

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