Cantonese Plural

If you're trying to learn Cantonese Plural you will find some useful resources including a course about Plural and Singular... to help you with your Cantonese grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Cantonese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Cantonese Plural

Learning the Cantonese Plural is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Cantonese language. But first we need to know what the role of Plural is in the structure of the grammar in Cantonese.

Cantonese 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. Here are some examples:

English PluralCantonese Plural
Plural眾數
my book我的書
my books我的書
our daughter我們的女兒
our daughters我們的女兒
I'm cold我覺得很冷
we're cold我們覺得很冷
his chickens他的雞
their chicken他們的雞

Notice the structure of the Plural in Cantonese.

List of Plurals in Cantonese

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

English PluralCantonese Plural
alligator短吻鱷
alligators短吻鱷
bear
bears
bird
birds
bull公牛
bulls公牛
cat
cats
cow
cows
deer鹿
many deer很多鹿
dog
dogs
donkey
donkeys
eagle
eagles
elephant
elephants
giraffe長頸鹿
giraffes長頸鹿
goat
goats
horse
horses
lion獅子
lions獅子
monkey子
monkeys子
mouse老鼠
mice老鼠
rabbit
rabbits
snake
snakes
tiger老虎
tigers老虎
wolf
wolves

Plural and Singular have a very important role in Cantonese. Once you're done with the Yue Plural, you might want to check the rest of our Cantonese lessons here: Learn Cantonese. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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