{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Most French nouns are made plural by adding an unpronounced

Most French nouns are made plural by adding an unpronounced...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Most French nouns are made plural by adding an unpronounced  -s  to the singular form.  The letters  s, x,  and  z  are all used to make plurals in French. If a singular noun ends in any  of these letters, its plural form remains unchanged:  le fils   les fils   la voix   les voix   le nez   les nez   Nouns ending in  -eau  add  -x  to form the plural:  le château   les châteaux   Nouns ending in  -eu  add  -x  to form the plural, except that  le pneu  (tire) becomes  les pneus  (tires):  le cheveu   les cheveux   Nouns ending in  -al  change  -al  to  -aux,  except for  le bal
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: (which becomes les bals ), le festival (which becomes les festivals ), and le récital (which becomes les récitals): • l'animal → les animaux • Some nouns ending in -ou add -x to form the plural: • le bijou → les bijoux • Most compound nouns (nouns made up of two nouns that are usually joined by a hyphen) do not change in the plural. Remember, however, to change their respective articles: • les hors-d'oeuvre Note the following irregularities: • les grands-mères • les grands-pères • les grands-parents...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online