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How to make Plural from Singular noun in Hindi Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Hindi Language

In this post, I will tell you how you can convert from the singular noun to plural with some examples. This will also help you to differentiate between singular and plural in Hindi.

Plural is the word through which we get to know that the quantity of something is more than one i.e. लताएँ (Lataayein – Creepers), बच्चे (Bacche – Children), कुत्ते (Kutte – Dogs) , कमरे (Kamare – Rooms)  etc. In Hindi, it is called बहुवचन (Bahu Vachan) and the singular form is called एकवचन (Ek Vachan).

So let me show you how you can make plural from its singular form. First bracket shows the romanised spelling and second one shows the meaning in English.

Masculine Nouns

Some noun require that you change the आ at the end to ए to convert them to a plural.

लड़का (ladka) (Boy) लड़के (ladke) (boys)
कमरा (kamra) (Room) कमरे  (kamre) (rooms)
घोड़ा (ghoda) (Horse) घोड़े (ghode) (horses)
कुत्ता (kutta) (Dog) कुत्ते (kutte) (dogs)
बेटा (beta) (Son) बेटे (bete) (sons)
रास्ता (rasta) (Way) रास्ते (raste) (ways)

Some of the noun require that you add ने,  से,  में at the end of a plural.

घर (ghar) (Home) घरों (gharoon) में, से, के (ne, mein, se)
डाकू (daku) (Bandit) डाकुयो (dakoon) ने, में, से (ne, mein, se)
साधु (sadu) (Sage) साधुओ (sadoon)(Sages) ने, में, से (ne, mein, se)

Feminine Nouns

Noun that require the change of अ at the end to एं to convert them to a  plural.

आँख (aakh) (Eye) आँखे (aankein) (eyes)
पुस्तक (pustak) (Book) पुस्तकें (pustakein) (books)
रात (raat) (Night) रातें (raatein) (nights)
बहन (bahen) (Sister) बहनें (bahenein) (sisters)
बांह (banh) (Arm) बांहें (banhein) (arms)

Noun that require to add याँ at the end to convert them to a plural.

नीति (niti) (Policy) नीतियाँ (nitiyan) (policies)
लिपि (lipi) (Script) लिपियाँ (lipiyan) (scripts)
गति (gati) (Speed) गतियाँ (gatiyan) (speeds)
प्रति (prati) (Copy) प्रतियाँ (pratiyan) (copies)

Noun that require to change the ई at the end to इया to convert them to a plural.

नारी (nari) (Woman) नारियाँ (nariyan) (women)
चाबी (chabi) (Key) चाबियाँ (chabiyan) (keys)
नदी (nadi) (River) नदियाँ (nadiyan) (rivers)
सीढ़ी (sidhi) (Stair) सीढियाँ (sidhiyan) (stairs)
सखी (sakhi) (Fem. friend) सखियाँ (sakhiyan) (fem. friends)

Noun that require a chandra bindu (ँ ) at the end to convert them to a plural.

चिड़िया (chidiya) (Sparrow) चिड़ियाँ (chidiyan) (sparrows)
बुढ़िया (budiya) (Old lady) बुढ़ियाँ (budiyan) (old ladies)
पुड़िया (pudiya) (Small packet) पुड़ियाँ (pudiyan) (small packets)

Noun that require एँ at the end. Another important change in that some of the noun need to change their ऊ to उ  in plural i.e. वधू to वधुएँ

लता (lata) (Crepper) लताएँ (latein) (creppers)
वधू (vadu) (Bride) वधुएँ (vaduein) (brides)
वस्तु (vastu) (Thing) वस्तुएँ (vastuein) (things)
बहू (badu) (Daughter-in-law) बहुएँ (bahuein) (daughters-in-law)
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  1. kamna:

    Patila ka plural

    • amit:

      @kamna Patila: patile

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  3. Tasneem:

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  7. Ojas:

    Shakha ka plural

    • sb:

      @Ojas shakhayein

  8. Ria:


  9. Ria:

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  10. S.T.Bhagyalakshmi:

    I want to know the plurals of “paani” and “kalgi”

  11. disha:

    i want plural form of the word chacha

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @disha plural word of chacha is chacha only. You say, mere do chcha hain (I have two uncles)

  12. disha:

    plural form of the word chacha

  13. anju:

    Plz help me ped ka bahuvchan and bhukh ka vilom

  14. Akshaya:

    Bahuvachan of hoshiyar

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  17. Naina:


  18. santhosh kumar:

    bahuvachan of chesma and ayeena

  19. Dr raghav:

    Pariwar ka bahuvachan kya hota h

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @Dr raghav Bahuvachan of Pariwar is Pariwar, no change.

  20. roshan:

    Bahuvachan of तराजू

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @roshan Bahuvachan of तराजू is तराजू.

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  23. lal:

    Excellent info.. very very useful

  24. sb:

    what about words we have borrowed from english – like doctor, bus – how do we form plurals?

  25. Llance:

    ful ka plural kya he??