Albanian plural

Albanian plural

Learning the Albanian plural is very essential because its structure is used in every day discussion. But first we need to know what is the role of Plural is in the structure of the Albanian Grammar.
Albanian Plurals are grammatical numbers, generally talking about more than one of the referent in actual world. In the English, sing. and plural are the only grammatical numbers.

Grammar Tips:

While in English, the plural is founded by including (s) to the singular. In Albanian language, to form the plural of nouns we add endings.

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
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