Plural of Nouns – Basic Rules

Plural of Nouns – Le pluriel des noms

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Look at these examples

  1. le lit --> the bed -- les lits --> the beds
  2. la chambre --> the room  -- les chambres --> the rooms

There isn’t much to making a plural in French. Most of the time, you just need to end the singular noun with an S.

singular -- plural

. 1 carte -- 2 cartes

. 1 hôtel -- 2 hôtels

. une chambre -- deux chambres

. une nuit -- des nuits

. la carte -- les cartes

. une carte bleue -- des cartes[1] bleues[2]

. ma chambre verte -- mes chambres vertes

  • The pronunciation of the word is the same in the singular and plural forms, except for words ending in –F and for the word ‘OS’ (bone):

un œuf – des œufs

un bœuf – des bœufs

un os – des os

  • In French, Last family names remain singular unless it’s a royal family

Monsieur et Madame Durand = les Durand (the Durands)

Les Bourbons

  • Note that abbreviated words generally don’t take the plural except for words that are commonly used, such as ‘kilo’

un homme sympa (short for sympathique) – deux homes sympa

un kilo de fraises – deux kilos de fraises


Related: nouns in -AL . nouns in -EU and -EAU . nouns in -AIL



[1] you don’t hear the S at the end of the words. carte is pronounced the same way as cartes, chambre the same as chambres.

[2] the mark of plural goes everywhere. It goes on the noun, but also on the article and on the adjective



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