How to form the plural in Navajo

How to form the plural in Navajo

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

Navajo 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'. Most nouns in Navajo do not make a difference between singular and plural. Animate nouns in Navajo can use the word '-ke' to show the plural.

Examples

at’ééké
girls
naaltsoos
books
kin
houses
dáádílkał
doors
sáanii
women
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The plural is important in Navajo when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns naaltsoos, bikʼi dah asdáhí and dáádílkał (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. This is easy in Navajo, because in Navajo, the plural is usually the same form as the singular. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Navajo plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of naaltsoos, bikʼi dah asdáhí and dáádílkał, you can move on to Step 6 (Navajo demonstrative pronouns).

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