Zulu Plural

If you're trying to learn Zulu Plural which is also called isiZulu, check our courses about Plural and Singular... to help you with your Zulu 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 Zulu. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Zulu Plural

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

Zulu 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 PluralZulu Plural
Pluralubuningi
my bookincwadi yami
my booksizinwadi zami
our daughterindodadazi yethu
our daughtersamadodakazi ethu
I'm coldngiyagodola
we're coldsiyagodola
his chickensizinkukhu zakhe
their chickenizinkukhu zabo

Notice the structure of the Plural in Zulu.

List of Plurals in Zulu

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

English PluralZulu Plural
alligatoringwenya
alligatorsizingwenya
bearibhele
bearsamabhele
birdinyoni
birdsizinyoni
bullinkunzi
bullsizinkunzi
catikati
catsamakati
cowinkomo
cowsizinkomo
deer
many deer
doginja
dogsizinja
donkeyimbongolo
donkeysizimbongolo
eagleukhozi
eaglesizinkozi
elephantindlovu
elephantsizindlovu
giraffeindlulamithi
giraffesizindlulamithi
goatimbuzi
goatsizimbuzi
horseihhashi
horsesamahhashi
lionibhubesi
lionsamabhubesi
monkeyinkawu
monkeysizinkawu
mouseigundane
miceamagundane
rabbitunogwaja
rabbitsonogwaja
snakeinyoka
snakesizinyoka
tigeringwe
tigersizingwenya
wolf
wolves

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


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