Regular Noun Plurals
Most French nouns form their plural by adding -s to the singular form. Note that the -s is not pronounced.
|la capitale (the capital)||les capitales (the capitals)|
|le mot (the word)||les mots (the words)|
|l’arbre (the tree)||les arbres (the trees)|
- Nouns whose singular ends in -s, -x, or -z remain unchanged in the plural.
|le bras (the arm)||les bras (the arms)|
|la voix (the voice)||les voix (the voices)|
|le nez (the nose)||les nez (the noses)|
- Nouns ending in -au or -eu in the singular form their plural by adding -x.
|le bureau (the office)||les bureaux (the offices)|
|le jeu (the game)||les jeux (the games)|
- Nouns whose singular ends in -al or -ail usually drop that ending and add instead -aux to form the plural.
|le cheval (the horse)||les chevaux (the horses)|
|le travail (the work)||les travaux (the works)|
- Note the following irregular cases:
|l’œil (the eye)||les yeux|
|monsieur (sir, gentleman, Mr.)||messieurs (sirs, gentlemen)|
|madame (lady, madam, Mrs.)||mesdames (ladies, madams)|
|mademoiselle (young lady, Miss)||mesdemoiselles (young ladies, misses)|
Enjoy your week, everyone!
Merci à vous !