French Plural

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French Plural

Learning the French Plural is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the French language. But first we need to know what the role of Plural is in the structure of the grammar in French.

French Plurals are grammatical numbers, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers.

Grammar Tips:

In English and in French, the plural is formed by adding (s) to the singular. However, there are many exceptions: first, you cannot add (s) if the word ends in (z) and second, when the word ends in (eau), the plural is formed by adding (x). There are also six words that also form their plural with (x): bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou. Here are some examples:

 

Un ami (a friend) becomes: Des amis (some friends)

Une femme (one woman) becomes: Des femmes (some women)

C’est ma voiture rouge (this is my red car) becomes: Ce sont mes voitures rouges (these are my red cars)


Here are some examples:

English PluralFrench Plural
PluralPluriel
my bookmon livre
my booksmes livres
our daughternotre fille
our daughtersnos filles
I'm coldJ'ai froid
we're coldNous avons froid
his chickensses poulets
their chickenleur poulet

Notice the structure of the Plural in French.

List of Plurals in French

Below is a list of the Plurals and Singulars in French placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your French vocabulary.

English PluralFrench Plural
alligatoralligator
alligatorsalligators
bearours
bearsours
birdoiseau
birdsoiseaux
bulltaureau
bullstaureaux
catchat
catsles chats
cowvache
cowsvaches
deercerf
many deerde nombreux cerfs
dogchien
dogschiens
donkeyâne
donkeysânes
eagleaigle
eaglesaigles
elephantéléphant
elephantsles éléphants
giraffegirafe
giraffesgirafes
goatchèvre
goatschèvres
horsecheval
horseschevaux
lionlion
lionslions
monkeysinge
monkeyssinges
mousesouris
micesouris
rabbitlapin
rabbitslapins
snakeserpent
snakesles serpents
tigertigre
tigersles tigres
wolfloup
wolvesles loups

Plural and Singular have a very important role in French. Once you're done with French Plural, you might want to check the rest of our French lessons here: Learn French. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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