Plural Nouns

Plurals

Many French words have plural forms. Plural nouns and adjectives often end in -s, though the S is usually silent.

  • homme (“man”) ⇒ hommes (“men”)
  • femme (“woman”) ⇒ femmes (“women”)
  • chat noir (“black cat”) ⇒ chats noirs (“black cats”)

There are also plural forms for pronouns and verb conjugations. Consider parler (“to speak”):

Person French Example
I je Je parle. — I speak.
You (singular) tu Tu parles. — You speak.
You (formal) vous Vous parlez. — You speak.
He il Il parle. — He speaks.
She elle Elle parle. — She speaks.
We nous Nous parlons. — We speak.
You (plural) vous Vous parlez. — You speak.
They (any group including a male) ils Ils parlent. — They speak.
They (all women) elles Elles parlent. — They speak.
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