How to form the plural in Gaelic

How to form the plural in Gaelic

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

Gaelic 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 Gaelic. One common way to form the plural is to add '-an' to the end of the word. Another common way to form the plural is to add '-ean' to the end of the word.

Examples

càirdean
friends
fir
men
caileagan
girls
cathracha
chairs
boireannaich
women
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Gaelic is a celtic language related to Welsh, Irish, Cornish and Breton. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Gaelic would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Step 5 : The plural in Gaelic

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

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