How to form the plural in Hausa

How to form the plural in Hausa

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

Hausa 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 are several ways to form the plural in Hausa.


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About Hausa

Like many other African languages, Hausa is a tonal language. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Hausa would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Hausa

Learn to get by in Hausa with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Hausa greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Ita malami ce.
She is a teacher.
Ita yarinya ce.
She is a girl.
Ita likita ce.
She is a doctor.
Ita mace ce.
She is a woman.
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You can learn Hausa in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Hausa in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Hausa learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Hausa in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Hausa.

Step 5 : The plural in Hausa

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

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