Spanish Plurals

Spanish Plurals

The Spanish plurals have also rules, but most of them involve adding –s to the word.  Therefore, don’t worry it is not difficult, but it is necessary to study the four rules so that you can start with a good base of the language. I have an American friend that hasn’t had a good start learning the language, so nowadays he makes mistakes like if he was in the first level when he is already advanced. This is why is important to study the rules.

The Spanish Plurals rules are…

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  • 1. If a word ends in a vowel, you have to add an –s
  • Examples

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    castillo Castle Castillos Castles
    mesa Table Mesas Tables
    botella Bottle Botellas Bottles
    bolsa Bag Bolsas Bags

    • 2. If a word ends in a consonant, you have to ad -es

    Examples

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    calamar Squid Calamares Squids
    corral Farmyard Corrales Farmyards
    Árbol Tree árboles Trees
    chofer driver choferes drivers
    Inútil Useless inútiles useless

    • 3. When you want to make plural a word that ends in a consonant and that has an accent mark in the last vowel of the word, drop the accent and add -es
    Canción Song Canciones Songs
    Corazón Heart Corazones Hearts
    Habitación Bedroom Habitaciones Beadrooms
    Mansión Mansion Mansiones Mansions
    Iluminación illumination Iluminaciones illuminations
    • 4. If a word ends in the consonant z and you want to make it plural, you always have to change the z with the c and add -es

    Lápiz ————————— lapices

    pez Fish Peces Fish
    vez time Veces times