More Than One

Most French nouns form the plural by adding “s” at the end, just like in English. Because this final “s” is not usually pronounced in French, The plural must also be indicated by the accompanying article.

  • le or la becomes les (the)
  • un or une becomes des (often translated as some)

For example:
le chien (the dog), les chiens (the dogs)
un chien (a dog), des chiens (dogs, or some dogs)

Words that end in “eau” add “x” instead of “s.”

For example:
le chapeau (the hat), les chapeaux (the hats)
un chapeau (a hat), des chapeaux (hats, or some hats)

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