2.2 Plural Nouns in –ї and Some Exceptions

2.2 Plural Nouns in –ї and Some Exceptions

In this module, you will learn which nouns take the ending –ї in plural, become familiar with two groups of nouns that deviate from the regular pattern of plural ending formation, and learn the Ukrainian plural form of pronoun “my.”

Завда́ння 1

Note how ending –й on masculine nouns and ending –ія on feminine nouns change in plural.

tram
trams
оди́н трамва́й
два трамва́ї
deal
deals
одна́ а́кція
дві а́кції

Complete the sentences below paying careful attention to context and to what you have learned about the formation of plurals thus far.

Ціка́во!

Besides the feminine nouns that end in –ія, feminine nouns that end in another vowel + я take the ending –ї in plural.

For example: галере́я → галере́ї, and ста́туя → ста́туї

In addition, the noun сім’я́ takes the ending –ї in plural: сім’я́ → сі́м’ї

Завда́ння 2

You will hear ten sentences. For each question, choose whether one (один) or more (бага́то) things are being asked about.

Завда́ння 3

Note the exceptional plural endings in nouns that end with the suffixes –ар and –яр. Note also the plural form of “my.”

Мій та́то – лі́кар. →  Мої́ батьки́ – лікарі́.

Мій брат – школя́р. →  Мої́ брати́ – школярі́.

Complete the sentences below paying careful attention to context and to what you have learned about the formation of plurals thus far.

Ціка́во!

Nouns that end in –р preceded by a different vowel (not –а or –я) follow the general rule for plural formation
and take the ending –и in plural.

For example: лі́дер → лі́дери and профе́сор → професори́

Завда́ння 4

You will hear eight statements. For each statement, choose the plural noun that ending you hear and then the location where you would be most likely to hear the statement.

Завда́ння 5

Note the exceptional plural ending in masculine and feminine nouns that end with hushers (ж, ч, ш, щ) or husher + –a. Note again the plural form of “my.”

Це мій гара́ж. →  Це мої́ гаражі́.
Це мій виклада́ч. →  Це мої́ викладачі́.
Це мій ві́рш. →  Це мої́ вірші́.
Тут дощ. →  Тут дощі́.

Це моя́ ли́жа. →  Це мої́ ли́жі.
Пло́ща там. →  Пло́щі там.

Complete the sentences below paying careful attention to context and to what you have learned about the formation of plurals thus far.

Завда́ння 6

In the activity below you will find two identical sets of nouns in pull-down menus.  For the first pull-down menu indicate which noun in the list would have the plural –і ending because it ends in a husher.  For the second pull-down menu indicate which noun is thematically different from the other two.

Мо́вний пазл

Look through the activities you have just completed and choose the correct statements below to summarize what you have learned.

А тепе́р тест!

Complete the texts below paying careful attention to context and to what you have learned about the formation of plurals thus far.  Then answer the questions that follow.

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