Quechua Grammar Basics - Arrticles, Plurals, and Collective Nouns
BUT, adding the particle 'qa' to a noun indcates this definite article for singular words:
Alqoqa puñushan. The dog is sleeping.
Hoq wasi. A house.
Hoq runa. A man.
Hoq warmi. A woman.
Plurals are formed by adding kuna to the noun:
Hoq wasikuna. Some houses.
Plurals are also formed by adding kuna and qa to the noun, and ku to the verb:
Alqokunaqa puñushanku. The dogs are sleeping.
Sach'a-sach'a. Forest. ('tree-tree')