How to form the plural in Welsh

How to form the plural in Welsh

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

Welsh 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 Welsh. The most common way to form the plural is to add '-au' to the end of the word. Other common ways to form the plural are to add '-ion' or '-oedd' to the end of the word.

Examples

merched
girls
drysau
doors
ffrindiau
friends
cadeiriau
chairs
llyfrau
books
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Step 5 : The plural in Welsh

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

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