Norwegian Plural Nouns

How to form plurals in Norwegian

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Plural Nouns in Norwegian

 

 

Masculine nouns generally add -er or -r to the indefinite singular noun to form the indefinite plural, and -ene or -ne to form the definite plural. The names of jobs ending in -er only add -e and -ne in these cases. Neuter nouns that are more than one syllable form plural nouns the same way as masculine nouns. Neuter nouns that are only one syllable, however, add nothing to form the indefinite plural and either -ene or -a to form the definite plural.

 

Singular
Indefinite Plural
Definite Plural
en fisk fisker some fish fiskene the fishes
en hage hager some gardens hagene the gardens
en baker bakere some bakers bakerne the bakers
et vindu
vinduer some windows vinduene the windows
et hus hus some houses husene the houses
et barn barn some children barna the children

 

Irregular plural nouns in Norwegian

Singular
Irregular Indefinite Plural
Singular = Indefinite Plural
and ender duck(s) angrep (n) attack(s)
bok bøker book(s) besøk (n) visit(s)
bonde bønder peasant(s) eventyr (n) tale(s), story(ies)
fot føtter foot(feet) feil error(s), mistake(s)
hånd hender hand(s) forhold circumstance(s)
håndkle håndklær hand towel(s) høve (n) opportunity(ies)
kne (n) knær knee(s) kreps crawfish(es)
kraft krefter strength mus mouse(s)
ku kyr cow(s) mygg mosquito(es)
natt netter night(s) sild herring(s)
mann menn man(men) sko shoe(s)
rand render edge(s) spiker nail(s)
rot røtter root(s) ting thing(s)
sted (n) steder place(s) våpen weapon(s)
stang stenger bar(s)
strand strender beach(es)
tang tenger pincher(s)
tann tenner tooth(teeth)
tre trær tree(s)
tær toe(s)
øye øyne eye(s)



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