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.
Also changing the stem of the noun, from – k, to –q ; from – a to – e, or from – g to -gj.
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.
Also the nouns that are special nouns and the are written with capital letters.
Adriatik-u (Adriatic sea).
Also we have some other nouns that they are used only in Plural.
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.
(Singular)- Ky mal i lartë (This high mountain)
(Plural)- Këto male të larta (These high mountains)
|English Plural||Albanian Plural|
|my phone||telefoni im|
|my phones||telefonët e mi|
|our daughter||vajza jonë|
|first love||dashuria e parë|