Most nouns take an -s in the plural unless they already end in -s, -x, -z

In French, just like in English, to make most nouns plural, you simply add -s at the end.

J'ai un enfant et mon frère a trois enfants.
I have one child and my brother has three children.

Il y a deux ballons bleus et un ballon rouge.
There are two blue balloons and one red balloon.

Je vois un petit chien et deux grands chiens.
I see a small dog and two big dogs.

Note that you don't pronounce the plural -s in French.

ATTENTION: 

If a noun already ends in -s or -x or -z in the singular form, then it remains unchanged in the plural form.

Je vois une souris !  Je vois deux souris !
I see one mouse! I see two mice!

L'écureuil a une noix... non, deux noix !
The squirrel has one walnut... no, two walnuts! 

Mon nez est petit, mais leurs nez sont gros.
My nose is small, but their noses are big.

 

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

"Plurals in French" by www.frenchspanishonline.com


"Les pluriel des noms" by youlearnfrench.blogspot.com


Il y a deux ballons bleus et un ballon rouge.
There are two blue balloons and one red balloon.


-s, -x, -z


Je vois une souris !  Je vois deux souris !
I see one mouse! I see two mice!


L'écureuil a une noix... non, deux noix !
The squirrel has one walnut... no, two walnuts! 


Mon nez est petit, mais leurs nez sont gros.
My nose is small, but their noses are big.


regular


Je vois un petit chien et deux grands chiens.
I see a small dog and two big dogs.


J'ai un enfant et mon frère a trois enfants.
I have one child and my brother has three children.


Q&A

CrystalMaiden

Kwiziq community member

10 April 2018

1 reply

" le chien - les chiens " The sound clip's saying a whole lot more than just that.

What's she actually saying betwen le chien and les chiens?

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

10 April 2018

10/04/18

Hi Crystal - that was a bug. It's fixed. Thanks for letting us know!
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