Marathi Plural

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Marathi Plural

Learning the Marathi 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 Marathi language. But first we need to know what the role of Plural is in the structure of the grammar in Marathi.

Marathi 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 Marathi, plurals are based on gender but there will always be lot of exceptions to the rules below.

Here are some examples:

a)    For feminine nouns we convert end of the word to (-i), (-a) or (-ya). Pronoun or verb used is also converted to (-ya) at the end of word.

Majhi Maitrin (my girlfriend) becomes: Majhya  maitrini (my girlfriends)

Bayako (wife) becomes: bayaka (wives)

Stri (woman) becomes: Striya

b)    For masculine  nouns remain the same but (-e) is added to pronouns.

Majha mitra (my friend) becomes: Majhe mitra (my friends)

Purush (man) becomes: Purush (men)

c)    Third person genders refer to ‘still things’ in Marathi. When referring to multiple things, end of the word is converted (-e) or (-ya).

Pela (glass) becomes: Pele (glasses)

He majhi lal gadi aahe (this is my red car) becomes: Hya majhya lal gadya aahet (these are my red cars)


Here are some examples:

English PluralMarathi Plural
Pluralanokavachano - अनोकवचनो
my bookmazo pustak - माझो पुsतक
my booksmazi pustako - माझी पुsतको
our daughteraamchi mulgi - अामची मुलगी
our daughtersaamchya muli - अामछया मुली
I'm coldmala thandi vajto - मला थंडी वाजतो
we're coldaamhala thandi vajto - अाmहाला थंडी वाजतो
his chickenstyachya kaonbadËa - tयाछया काोंबडËा
their chickentyanchya kanobadËa - tयांछया कांोबडËा

Notice the structure of the Plural in Marathi.

List of Plurals in Marathi

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

English PluralMarathi Plural
alligatormagar - मगर
alligatorsmagari - मगरी
bearaswal - अsवल
bearsaswalo - अsवलो
birdpabhi - पभी
birdspabhi - पभी
bullbail - बैल
bullsbail - बैल
catmanjar - मांजर
catsmanjaro - मांजरो
cowgaya - गाय
cowsgain - गाइँ
deerharin - हरीण
many deerpushkal harano - पुषकळ हरणो
dogkunyaa - कुञाा
dogskunyai - कुञाी
donkeygadhav - गाढव
donkeysgadhavo - गाढवो
eaglegarud - गरुड
eaglesgarud - गरुड
elephanthaह<ाी
elephantshaह<ाी
giraffejiraf - जिराफ
giraffesjiraf - जिराफ
goatbakara - बकरा
goatsbakaro - बकरो
horseghaoda - घाोडा
horsesghaodo - घाोडो
lionsinha - सिंह
lionssinha - सिंह
monkeymakad - माकड
monkeysmakado - माकडो
mouseundir - उंदीर
miceundir - उंदीर
rabbitsasa - ससा
rabbitssaso - ससो
snakesap - साप
snakessap - साप
tigerwagh - वाघ
tigerswagh - वाघ
wolflandaga - लांडगा
wolveslandago - लांडगो

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


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