How to form the plural in Malayalam

How to form the plural in Malayalam

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

Malayalam 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 plural in Malayalam is generally formed by adding '-kal' to the end of the word. Some words in Malayalam form the plural by adding '-nal' to the end of the word.

Examples

vātilukal
doors
ānkuttikal
boys
pustakannal
books
penkuttikal
girls
kasērakal
chairs
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Malayalam belongs to the Dravidian language family and is closely related to Tamil. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Malayalam would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Malayalam

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

Oru nalla dinam āšansikunu
Have a nice day !
Oru nalla sayahnam āšansikunu
Have a nice evening !
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Step 5 : The plural in Malayalam

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

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