Introduction to Quechua/About Quechua

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Introduction to Quechua

General aspects of Quechua

  • Quechua is a very regular agglutinative language.
  • There are no irregular verbs.
Suffixes are added to the root of the verb to create new words.
For instance, K'oñi = Warm gives K'oñichiy = To get warm.
  • In Quechua you don't have to worry whether a word is masculine or feminine.
  • Quechua does not have definite and indefinite articles (like "the" and "a").


The plural is formed by adding "kuna", or specifying the number.