Plural forms that take an ‑(e)r, ‑s or no ending

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Plural forms that take an ‑(e)r, ‑s or no ending

no ending:

  • masculine nouns ending in ‑el, ‑en, ‑er;

der Vater - die Väter

the father ‑ the fathers

der Apfel - die Äpfel

the apple ‑ the apples

  • nouns ending in the diminutive ‑chen or ‑lein.

das Brötchen - die Brötchen

the bread roll ‑ the bread rolls

das Tischlein - die Tischlein

the little table ‑ the little tables

-(e)r:

  • many neuter nouns with one syllable;

das Wort - die Wörter

the word ‑ the words

das Haus - die Häuser

the house ‑ the houses

  • some masculine nouns.

der Mann - die Männer

the man ‑ the men

-s:

  • some foreign words, and nouns ending in a vowel or ‑y.

das Auto - die Autos

the automobile ‑ the automobiles

das Hobby - die Hobbys

the hobby ‑ the hobbies

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