How to form the plural in Dutch

How to form the plural in Dutch

You want to learn how to use the plural in Dutch? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Dutch lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in Dutch.

Dutch nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The are several ways to form the plural in Dutch. One common way to form the plural is to add '-n' to the end of the word. Another common way to form the plural is to add '-s' to the end of the word.

Examples

meisjes
girls
jongens
boys
vrienden
friends
vrouwen
women
deuren
doors
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The plural is important in Dutch when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns boek, stoel and deur (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are boeken, stoelen and deuren. Now learn how to use each of these Dutch plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are de boeken, de stoelen and de deuren (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Dutch plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of boek, stoel and deur, you can move on to Step 6 (Dutch demonstrative pronouns).

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