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Plural nouns in German are unpredictable, so it's best to memorize the plural form with the singular. However, here are some rules that can help:
1. Feminine nouns usually add -n or -en. Nouns
that end in -in (such as the female equivalents of masculine nouns)
|eine Lampe||zwei Lampen|
|eine Tür||zwei Türen|
|eine Studentin||zwei Studentinnen|
|eine Gabel||zwei Gabeln|
2. Masculine and neuter nouns usually add -e or -er. Many masculine plural nouns ending in -e add an
umlaut as well, but neuter plural nouns ending in -e don't. Plurals
that end in -er add an umlaut when the stem vowel is a, o , u or au.
|ein Rock||zwei Röcke||ein Heft||zwei Hefte|
|ein Mann||zwei Männer||ein Buch||zwei Bücher|
3. Masculine and neuter singular nouns that end in -er either add an umlaut or change nothing at all. Many nouns with a stem
vowel of a, o, u or au add an umlaut. Masculine and neuter singular nouns that end in -el also add nothing at all (with three exceptions: Pantoffel, Stachel, Muskel).
|ein Bruder||zwei Brüder||ein Fenster||zwei Fenster|
|ein Kegel||zwei Kegel||ein Mittel||zwei Mittel|
4. Nouns that end in a vowel other than an unstressed -e and nouns of foreign
origin add -s.
|ein Hobby||zwei Hobbys|
|ein Hotel||zwei Hotels|
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