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Plurals

I still find them horribly frustrating. It seems more a question of luck that I get them right when transcribing a sentence into French. Perhaps it would help to add an extra module or make the plurals element especially detailed.

July 18, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

normally plural ending is -s. direction > directions etc. So you only have to learn the irregular forms. but even here you can find rules: f.i. animal > animaux, any substantive ending on -al gets a plural on -aux, if the singular ends on eau (chapeau) >> eaux (chapeaux)

July 19, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Yes, with of course a number of exceptions (that's the beauty of the French language) : un chacal -> des chacals (jackal/s)

July 19, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

@ site surf, of course you are right. Try German plural for a change. That is having fun.

July 19, 2012
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