Galician Plural

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Galician Plural

Learning the Galician Plural displayed below is vital to the language. Galician 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 Galician, 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 (this is the general rule, there are some exceptions). Here are some examples:

Un amigo (a friend) becomes: Uns amigos (some friends)

Unha muller (one woman) becomes: Unhas mulleres (some women)

Ese é o meu coche vermello (this is my red car) becomes: Eses son os meus coches vermellos (these are my red cars).

Exceptions:

1.    When the singular noun or adjective ends in –s, the plural remains the same: Un lapis (a pencil) – Uns lapis (some pencils).

2.    When the singular form ends in –al, the plural will be –ais: un sinal (a sign) – uns sinais (some signs). However, this rule changes when the noun is monnosyllabic. In this case, the plural is formed by adding –es: sal (salt) – sales ("salts").


Here are some examples:

English PluralGalician Plural
PluralPlural
my booko meu libro
my booksos meus libros
our daughtera nosa filla
our daughtersas nosas fillas
I'm coldteño frío
we're coldtemos frío
his chickensos seus polos
their chickenos seus polos

Notice the structure of the Plural in Galician.

List of Plurals in Galician

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

English PluralGalician Plural
alligatorcrocodilo
alligatorscrocodilos
bearoso
bearsosos
birdpaxaro
birdspaxaros
bulltouro
bullstouros
catgato
catsgatos
cowvaca
cowsvacas
deercorzo
many deermoitos corzos
dogcan
dogscans
donkeybesta
donkeysbestas
eagleaguia
eaglesaguias
elephantelefante
elephantselefantes
giraffexirafa
giraffesxirafas
goatcabra
goatscabras
horsecabalo
horsescabalos
lionleón
lionsleóns
monkeymono
monkeysmonos
mouserato
miceratos
rabbitcoello
rabbitscoellos
snakeserpe
snakesserpes
tigertigre
tigerstigres
wolflobo
wolveslobos

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