Forming the plural of nouns ending in -eu

Look at these plural forms of nouns ending in -eu:

Mes pneus sont dégonflés.
My tyres [US: tires] are flat.

J'aime les jeux de société.
I like boardgames.

Tu as les cheveux roux.
You have ginger hair.

Nouns ending in -eu generally take an -x in the plural.

Exceptions which take an -s :

Singular Plural English
un pneu des pneus tyre(s) / tire(s)
un bleu des bleus bruise(s)

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Mes pneus sont dégonflés.
My tyres [US: tires] are flat.


Tu as les cheveux roux.
You have ginger hair.


J'aime les jeux de société.
I like boardgames.


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


Q&A Forum 2 questions, 5 answers

my tires are flat

This is misspelled, should be tyres.
Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

Well, in the US they are tires. ;)

 

-- Chris. 

AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Both spellings are correct : "tire" is more US, whereas "tyre" is more UK :)

http://grammarist.com/spelling/tire-tyre/

Bonne journée !

my tires are flat

This is misspelled, should be tyres.

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tires on your car - not tyres

Asked 1 year ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Cadena ! Thank you for reporting a typo. Thanks to you, it's now been fixed :) Merci et à bientôt !
Not exactly a typo, rather an alternative spelling- it is tyres in the UK.
Just as it is "colour, neighbour, favour » «our » not « or » in the U.K., Canada And probably the rest of the Commonwealth! Please don’t change the spellings!!

tires on your car - not tyres

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