How to form the plural in Afrikaans

How to form the plural in Afrikaans

You want to learn how to use the plural in Afrikaans? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Afrikaans lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in Afrikaans.

Afrikaans nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The are several ways to form the plural in Afrikaans. One common way to form the plural is to add '-e' to the end of the word. Another common way to form the plural is to add '-s' to the end of the word.

Examples

stoele
chairs
deure
doors
kinders
children
boeke
books
vriende
friends
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About Afrikaans

Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Afrikaans would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Afrikaans

Learn to get by in Afrikaans with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Afrikaans, introduce yourself in Afrikaans and even hold a conversation in Afrikaans after you have met someone.

Ek wil jou hê.
I want you.
Ek het jou nodig.
I need you.
Ek is mal oor jou.
I adore you.
Ek hou van jou.
I like you.
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Step 5 : The plural in Afrikaans

The plural is important in Afrikaans when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns boek, stoel and deur (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are boeke, stoele and deure. Now learn how to use each of these Afrikaans plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are die boeke, die stoele and die deure (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Afrikaans plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of boek, stoel and deur, you can move on to Step 6 (Afrikaans demonstrative pronouns).

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