NUMBER NOUN


Number Nouns: Most nouns have a singular and a plural form. Singular refers to one (only one person, thing, or 'group'), while plural refers to more than one, The plurals of German nouns is a more complex than in English.

German noun plurals follow one of the following patterns:

  • - no ending (stem vowel may change to Umlaut form):
    das Fenster, die Fenster
    der Garten, die Gärten

  • -e ending (stem vowel may change to Umlaut form):
    der Tisch, die Tische
    der Stuhl, die Stühle

  • -er ending (a , o , u , and au stem vowels change to Umlaut form):
    das Kind, die Kinder
    das Buch, die Bücher

  • -en , -n , or -nen ending (stem vowel does not change):
    die Frau, die Frauen
    die Studentin, die Studentinnen

  • -s ending (stem vowel does not change):
    das Auto, die Autos
    das Radio, die Radios
Examples in German:

Singular

one boy
ein Junge

a company
eine Firma

a country
ein Land
Plural

two boys
zwei Jungen

hundred companies
hundert Firmen

many countries
viele Länder



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Masculine Nouns
Femenine Nouns
Neuter Nouns
Compound Nouns

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