Albanian Plural

Albanian plural is very important since its structure is used in conversations every day. To understand the role of Plural in the Albanian grammar, we must first understand what it is.

The Albanian plural is a grammatical number, generally referring to more than one referent. The English language uses only singular and plural numbers.

Here are some grammar tips:

The plural in English is formed by adding (s) to the singular. The Albanian language adds endings to nouns to make them plural.

The plural is formed adding the endings / suffix: , -ë, -a,-e, ër, – ra – t, -nj.

For Example:

punëtor-ë (workers),
dardh-a (pears),
mal-e (mountains),
prind-ër (parents),
fshat-ra (villages),
flori-nj (golds)

Also changing the stem of the noun, from  – k, to –q ; from – a to – e, or from – g to -gj.

For Example:

plak (old man)- pleq (old men),
mik (guest)- miq (guests),
natë (night)- net (nights),
zog (bird), zogj (birds).

We have some nouns that they are used only in Singular.

For Example:

rini-a (youth),
popullsi-a (population),
arsim-i (education)

Also the nouns that are special nouns and the are written with capital letters.

For Example:

Shqipëri-a (Albania),
Adriatik-u (Adriatic sea).

Also we have some other nouns that they are used only in Plural.

For Example:

pantallona-t (pants),
syze-t (glasses).

The masculine noun that creates the plural with ending: – e in this number it changes the gender, giving the adjective that is located after the noun, the feminine gender.

For Example:

(Singular)- Ky mal i lartë     (This high mountain)
(Plural)- Këto male të larta (These high mountains)

English Plural      Albanian Plural
Plural  Shumës
my phone telefoni im
my phones telefonët e mi
our daughter vajza jonë
first love dashuria e parë