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3.3.4. Quantitative Plural

If you count some masculine things that end in a consonant, after a quantity other than one (including неколку "some" and николку "none" but not многу "many, much"), the noun has -a added instead of its regular plural, which usually is -и or -ови. For example:

    • еден испит, два испита, три испита, неколку испита but многу испити 
    • еден час, два часа, три часа, неколку часа, but многу часови
    • еден брат, два брата, три брата, неколку брата but многу браќа

Note that not all native speakers use this form, it is more prevalent in some dialects than others. However, it is part of the standard Macedonian language, so it is good to be familiar with it and try to use it ,at least with the more common nouns, like час "hour" and брат "brother." The speakers that do not use this form of plural substitute the regular plural.

You may have noticed that when describing objects on the table, unlike English, which uses "there is/there are", Macedonian uses the verb има "have,"  in the third person singular and without a subject (i.e. without a person or thing doing the having). For example:

  • На масата има два молива. "On the table (there are) two pencils."
  • Во куќата има куче. "In the house (there is) a dog."

What next?

    • Before you move on, it is a good idea to review how to make the regular plural of masculine nouns (click here), so you can compare with the forms learned in this tutorial.
    • Want to see the concepts from this lesson in context? Learn more about Macedonian culture by reading about the practice of taking different numbers of flowers in a bouquet (Број на цветови во букет) to living v. dead people (click here). When you're done, don't forget to come back to the Learn portion of the website.
    • Want to hear the vocabulary of these tutorials in context? Try this audiocast: Plans for the week. When you're done, don't forget to come back to the Learn portion of the website.
    • Think you got it? Move on to the next lesson where you learn to express future actions (click here).


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