How to form the plural in Bambara

How to form the plural in Bambara

You want to learn how to use the plural in Bambara? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Bambara lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in Bambara.

Bambara nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The plural in Bambara is generally formed by adding '-u' to the end of the word.

Examples

sεsiu
chairs
musou
women
denmusuu
girls
cεu
men
liburuu
books
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About Bambara

About Bambara

Bambara is similar to Mandinka which is spoken in Gambia. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Bambara would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Bambara

Learn to get by in Bambara with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Bambara, introduce yourself in Bambara and even hold a conversation in Bambara after you have met someone.

Jakuma caman bε.
There are many cats.
Wulu caman bε.
There are many dogs.
Den caman bε.
There are many children.
So caman bε.
There are many houses.
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Step 5 : The plural in Bambara

The plural is important in Bambara when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns liburu, sɛsi and da (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are liburuu, sigilanu and dau. Now learn how to use each of these Bambara plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are liburuu, sigilanu and dau (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Bambara plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of liburu, sɛsi and da, you can move on to Step 6 (Bambara demonstrative pronouns).

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