- French Plural Nouns Ending with -s
- Nouns That Have the Same Ending in Singular and Plural Forms
- French Plural Nouns Ending with -x
- Learn Exceptions by Heart
French Plural Nouns Ending with -s
Rule 1: Most French nouns have singular and plural forms. Most nouns form their plural by adding the ending -s.
le train - les trains
train - trains
la voiture - les voitures
car - cars
Rule 2: This -s is not pronounced.
Nouns That Have the Same Ending in Singular and Plural Forms
Rule 3: If a noun already ends in -s, -x, or -z , the singular and plural forms are the same.
l'ours - les ours
bear – bears
le prix - les prix
price – prices
le nez - les nez
nose – noses
French Plural Nouns Ending with -x
Rule 4: The plurals of irregular nouns that have an -x ending may also need other spelling changes.
le gâteau - les gâteaux
cake - cakes
le jeu - les jeux
game - games
le journal - les journaux
newspaper - newspapers
le vitrail - les vitraux
Learn Exceptions by Heart
Remember that not all French nouns have the ending -s in the plural form. Some of them remain in their singular form when put in the plural, while others have a different ending than -s. It's best to learn all the rules and exceptions when it comes to noun inflection.
Put the noun chat into the plural form.