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German Plural Endings

 

There are certain regularities in the German Plural System:

 

Singular ending Plural ending
Consonants: b, d, g, p, t, k, s, f, z -e
-e -n
-er -er
-el -el
Vowels: a, e, é, i, o, u -s
Foreign words of English and French origin -s
Endings: ent, ant, ist, t, ung, heit, keit, schaft, (t)ion, ur, ät -en


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other endings:

Singular ending Plural ending
in -innen
chen -chen
lein -lein
nis -nisse
ium -ien

 

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