Albanian Plural

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Albanian Plural

Learning the Albanian Plural displayed below is vital to the language. Albanian Plurals are grammatical numbers, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers.

Grammar Tips:

While in English, the plural is formed by adding (s) to the singular. In Albanian, to form the plural of nouns and adjectives we add (-s) to words ending in a vowel and (-es) to words ending in a consonant. Here are some examples:

Një shok/ një shoqe (a friend) becomes: Disa shokë/ disa shoqe (some friends)

Një grua (one woman) becomes: Disa gra (some women)

Kjo është vetura/makina ime e kuqe (this is my red car) becomes: Këto janë makinat e mia te kuqe (these are my red cars)

Explanation:  In Albanian Language we have for both gender in singular, and   for plural too.

Example 1. Një shok means: a friend, but only reffered to masculine singular

Një shoqe means: a friend, but only reffered to feminine singular.

In this case: një shok, in masculine singular, and when it goes to feminine singular: një shoqe, means that we erase “k” sho+ and we add “qe” (sho+qe=shoqe)

Pay attention: when we say in English:

Example 2. He is Salim’s friend. Vs. Albanian: Ai është shoku i Salimit.

Here in this example: shok goes to shoku: (prominent form and case)

And, Salim also goes to Salimit.

In Albanian Language we have 5 cases (rasa), below we have them and an example:

1. Emërore - mal/ mal-i

2. Gjinore  - i, e, të, së mal-it

3. Dhanore- mal-i/mal-it

4. Kallëzore- mal-i/mal-in

5. Rrjedhore- prej mal-i/mal-it

Note:

Until the beginning of the 20-century there were also the 6-th case (rasa), 6. Rrjedhimore, but it doesn’t use anymore, they have erased from the grammar!

These are a bit complicated!


Here are some examples:

English PluralAlbanian Plural
PluralShumës
my booklibri im (subjective form)
my bookslibrat e mi
our daughtervajza jonë; bija jonë (subjective form)
our daughtersvajzat tona; bijat tona (subjective form)
I'm coldkam ftohtë
we're coldkemi ftohtë
his chickenspulat e tij
their chickenpula e tyre

Notice the structure of the Plural in Albanian has a logical pattern. Locate the Plural above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Albanian.

Note: The plural of some masculine nouns is formed by adding to the singular, for example: shqiptar - shqiptarë, amerikan - amerikanë, anglez - anglezë, italian - italianë. From some masculine nouns in Albanian, you can form the feminine, by adding -e to the masculine singular.

The plural feminine nouns have the same ending -e , for example: një shqiptare - disa shqiptare (an Albanian {woman} - some Albanians {women}). Here are some other examples of plural masculine and feminine nouns: francezë (masc.) becomes franceze (fem.).

List of Plurals in Albanian

Below is a list of the Plurals and Singulars in Albanian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Albanian vocabulary.

English PluralAlbanian Plural
alligatoraligator
alligatorsalligators
bearari
bearsarinj
birdzog
birdszogj
bulldem
bullsdema
catmace
catsmacet
cowlopë
cowslopët
deerdre
many deershumë dre
dogqen
dogsqentë
donkeygomar
donkeysgomerë
eagleshqiponjë
eaglesshqiponjat
elephantelefant
elephantselefantët
giraffegjirafë
giraffesgjirafat
goatdhi
goatsdhitë
horsekalë
horseskuajt
lionluan
lionsluanët
monkeymajmun
monkeysmajmunët
mousemiu
miceminjtë
rabbitlepur
rabbitsLepuj
snakegjarpër
snakesgjarpërinj
tigertigër
tigerstigrat
wolfujk
wolvesujqërit

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