How to form the plural in Quechua

How to form the plural in Quechua

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

Quechua 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 Quechua is generally formed by adding '-kuna' to the end of the word.

Examples

punkukuna
doors
tiyanakuna
chairs
sipaskuna
girls
liwrukuna
books
wasikuna
houses
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The plural is important in Quechua when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns liwru, tiyana and punku (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are liwrus, tiyanakuna and punkukuna. Now learn how to use each of these Quechua plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are liwrus, tiyanakuna and punkukuna (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Quechua plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of liwru, tiyana and punku, you can move on to Step 6 (Quechua demonstrative pronouns).

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