How to form the plural in German

How to form the plural in German

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

German 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 German. One common way to form the plural is to add '-er' to the end of the word. Another common way to form the plural is to add '-en' to the end of the word.

Examples

Frauen
women
Jungen
boys
Freunde
friends
Kinder
children
Stühle
chairs
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Step 5 : The plural in German

The plural is important in German when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns Buch, Stuhl and Tür (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. The plural forms are Bücher, Stühle and Türen. Now learn how to use each of these German plural nouns with the definite article. The nouns together with the definite article are die Bücher, die Stühle and die Türen (the books, the chairs, the doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the German plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of Buch, Stuhl and Tür, you can move on to Step 6 (German demonstrative pronouns).

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