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How can I say an object in plural for examples:Pencils,apples....

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
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    The most natural way is to put the number+counter before the verb.

    えんぴつを  かいました。 I bought a pencil/pencils.
    えんぴつを 3本 かいました。I bought three pencils.

    おんなのひとが    います。There is a woman/ are some women.
    おんなのひとが 5人 います。There are fine women.

    りんごを    ください。Let me get an apple/some apples.
    りんごを 2こ ください。Let me get two apples.

    You don't need to care about countable or uncountable in Japanese.
    ビールを     のみました。I drank beer.
    ビールを 5はい のみました。I drank five glasses of beer.
    ビールを たくさん のみました。I drank lots of beer.

    Generally we don't have plural. We say only えんぴつ、りんご regardless of singular or plural.
    For example, a pencil → 一本(いっぽん) のえんぴつ、many pencils → たくさんのえんぴつ、
    an apple → ひとつのリンゴ、some apples → いくつかのリンゴ.
    We have some words to say plural.
    For example, 子供たち(children), ひとびと、人たち(people).

    I hope this helps you.

    In Japanese, plural is the same as singular.
    an apple →りんご
    apples →りんご

    If you emphasize "plural", you should add some adjective phrases: たくさんのりんご, 多数のりんご, etc.

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