Hungarian Plural

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Hungarian Plural

Learning the Hungarian Plural displayed below is vital to the language. Hungarian 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 Hungarian, to form the plural of nouns and adjectives we add (-k) to words ending in a vowel and (-<vowel>k) to words ending in a consonant. Sometimes the noun itself changes before adding the k. Here are some examples:

 

Barát (a friend) becomes: Barátok (some friends)

Nő (one woman) becomes: Nők (some women)

Elv (principle) becomes Elvek.

Bőrönd (suitcase) becomes Bőröndök

Daru (crane, a machinery) becomes Daruk

Daru (crane, a bird) becomes Darvak

Ez az én piros autóm (this is my red car) becomes: Ezek az én piros autóim (these are my red cars) (The Hungarian plural is formed differently in the genitive case and there are lots of exceptions. Plural is one of the most complicated aspect of Hungarian grammar.)


Here are some examples:

English PluralHungarian Plural
PluralTöbbes szám
my book(az én) könyvem ((but this is not plural))
my books(az én) könyveim
our daughter(a mi) lányunk
our daughters(a mi) lányaink
I'm coldfázom
we're coldfázunk
his chickens(az ő) csirkéi
their chicken(az ő) csirkéik

Notice the structure of the Plural in Hungarian.

List of Plurals in Hungarian

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

English PluralHungarian Plural
alligatoraligátor
alligatorsaligátorok
bearmedve
bearsmedvék
birdmadár
birdsmadarak
bullbika
bullsbikák
catmacska
catsmacskák
cowtehén
cowstehenek
deerszarvas
many deerszarvasok
dogkutya
dogskutyák
donkeyszamár
donkeysszamarak
eaglesas
eaglessasok
elephantelefánt
elephantselefántok
giraffezsiráf
giraffeszsiráfok
goatkecske
goatskecskék
horse
horseslovak
lionoroszlán
lionsoroszlánok
monkeymajom
monkeysmajmok
mouseegér
miceegerek
rabbitnyúl
rabbitsnyulak
snakekígyó
snakeskígyók
tigertigris
tigerstigrisek
wolffarkas
wolvesfarkasok

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