German Plural

Welcome to the fourth German lesson about the plural. This time we will learn about the singular form and what it looks like in the plural, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of emergency phrases.

book
book Audio
Buch
books
books Audio
Bücher
car
car Audio
Auto
cars
cars Audio
Autos
tree
tree Audio
Baum
trees
trees Audio
Bäume
flower
flower Audio
Blume
flowers
flowers Audio
Blumen

Plural Grammar Rules

The plural is the form which refers to more than one object or person. For example: I speak two languages the plural here is [languages] because it refers to more than one [language]. The examples below use plurals in different ways and places to demonstrate how they look wehn converted from their singular form.

Grammar + Rules
German
I speak one language
[singular form]
Ich spreche eine Sprache Audio
we speak three languages
[plural noun]
Wir sprechen drei Sprachen Audio
he visits many countries
[adverb + plural noun]
Er besucht viele Länder Audio
they are happy now
[plural pronoun]
Sie sind jetzt glücklich Audio
she has five red shoes
[adjective + plural noun]
Sie hat fünf rote Schuhe Audio
I want a sandwich without onions
[preposition + plural noun]
Ich möchte ein Sandwich ohne Zwiebeln Audio

The following is a list of examples showing both the singular and plural form. This demonstrates how the plural is used with humans, objects and animals.

woman
woman Audio
Frau
women
women Audio
Frauen
man
man Audio
Mann
men
men Audio
Männer
house
house Audio
Haus
houses
houses Audio
Häuser
cup
country Audio
Tasse
cups
countries Audio
Tassen
cow
cow Audio
Kuh
cows
cows Audio
Kühe
horse
horse Audio
Pferd
horses
horses Audio
Pferde

Emergency Phrases

Now it's time to practice your German by looking at these phrases which are related to emergencies. Be prepared when traveling abroad, just in case you need help or by offering help to someone else. I recommend writing these expressions down on a notebook before traveling.

English
German
Help
Hilfe Audio
Call the ambulance
Ruf einen Krankenwagen Audio
I need a doctor
Ich brauche einen Arzt Audio
Where is the closest pharmacy?
Wo ist die nächste Apotheke? Audio
Are you okay?
Geht es? Audio
I am sick
Mir ist schlecht. Audio
Call the police
Ruf die Polizei Audio

Did you enjoy this lesson about the plural in German? I hope so, if you have any problem with this lesson contact me with questions you have here. You can now check the next lesson below.

German Nouns   German Nouns

German Gender   German Gender



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