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German Plural Nouns With –S Endings

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Similar to English, these nouns add an –s in plural form. They are mostly of foreign origin and have therefore no umlaut changes.

For example:
das Kino (the cinema, singular) ---> die Kinos (plural)
Ich gehe zum Kino. (I'm going to the movie theatre.)

Ich kenne alle Kinos in der Stadt.

Unlike some other plural noun groups, this group will not take the usual different ending in the dative case (such as -en- or -ern.) In this group the plural noun adds an -s in the dative. See chart below for a summary of this plural group in all cases.




Plural Nouns With –S Endings

CaseSingularPlural
nom.
acc.
dat.
gen.
der Chef (the boss)
den Chef
dem Chef
des Chef
die Chefs
die Chefs
den Chefs
der Chefs
nom.
acc.
dat.
gen.
die Kamera (the camera)
die Kamera
der Kamera
der Kamera
die Kameras
die Kameras
den Kameras
der Kameras
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