Compound Noun Plurals

French compound nounsFrench compound nouns are made up of two or more words, often connected by hyphens. Making them plural can be a little tricky, but there are two rules that generally apply.

   

Definite Article – le, la, l’, les

French definite articleThe French definite articles (le, la, l', les) indicate either a particular noun or, contrarily, the general sense of a noun. They're used similarly to their English counterpart "the," but there are many instances where a definite article is required in French but not English.

   

   

   

Magnetic Poetry

French magnetic poetryMagnetic poetry is a fun little tool you can use to learn and practice French. 500 magnets with words and parts of words help you to express yourself in a unique and creative way.

   

   

Plural Nouns

Plural French nounsWhile most nouns, in both French and English, can be singular or plural, some can only be one or the other - and dozens of these don't "match up" in the two languages. The nouns on this page are plural in French but singular in English.

   

   

Possessive Adjectives: Plural Possessors

French possessive adjectivesIn French, each of the three grammatical possessors has two different possessive adjectives, depending on whether the possession is singular or plural. So there are a total of 6 French possessive adjectives for plural possessors.

   

   

Regular Feminine and Plural Nouns

Feminine and plural French nounsLike English nouns, most French nouns have singular and plural forms. In addition, French nouns referring to people and animals often have different masculine and feminine forms, which means that these nouns can have up to four forms.