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German Plural Nouns With no End Changes

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Most nouns in this group are either neuter or masculine and usually contain one of the following endings: -chen, -lein, -el, -en or -er. Nouns in this group do not change their word endings in the plural. There may also be some umlaut changes.

For example:
der Onkel (uncle, singular) ---> die Onkel (plural)
Ich habe nur einen Onkel. (I have only one uncle.)

Ich habe vier Onkel.

The only time a plural ending is added, is during the dative. In this case, the noun always adds an -n ending. See chart below for a summary of this plural group in all cases.


Plural Nouns With no End Changes

CaseSingularPlural
nom.
acc.
dat.
gen.
der Garten (the garden)
den Garten
dem Garten
des Gartens
die Gärten
die Gärten
den Gärten
der Gärten
nom.
acc.
dat.
gen.
die Mutter (the mother)
die Mutter
der Mutter
der Mutter
die Mütter
die Mütter
den Müttern
der Mütter
nom.
acc.
dat.
gen.
das Fenster (the window)
das Fenster
dem Fenster
des Fensters
die Fenster
die Fenster
den Fenstern
der Fenster
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