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German: Grammar > Plural

There are 12 different ways to form the plural in German. Some plurals are formed by adding -n, another possibility is by adding -en, or -er.

In some cases, the plural is the same cases an Umlaut is added combined with one of of the endings listed above, or the plural is the same as the singular.

Although describing each rule individually would be outside the scope of this site, you will find a few examples below:

German sing. English sing. German plur. English plur.
Mann. Man. Männer. Men.
Frau. Woman. Frauen women.
Tisch. Table. Tische. tables.
Mädchen. Girl. Mädchen. girls.
Land. country. Länder. countries.
Haus. House Häuser. Houses.

The Plural should be learned togther with the singular when learning vocabulary. How to form the plural is also always indicated in the dictionaries.

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