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Forming the plural of nouns ending in -ou

Look at how these nouns ending in -ou change in the plural form:

Il y a des trous dans la route.
There are holes in the road.

Ils font pousser des choux dans leur jardin.
They're growing cabbages in their garden.

Il a des poux.
He's got lice.

J'adore les bijoux!
I love jewels!

Les fous sont dans la rue!
The mad men are on the street!

 

Note that as a rule, nouns in -ou take an -s in the plural form, except for 7 exceptions, which take an -x

le bijou les bijoux jewel(s) 
le chou les choux cabbage(s)
le caillou les cailloux stone(s)
le joujou les joujoux toy(s)
le genou les genoux knee(s)
le pou les poux lice
le hibou les hiboux owl(s)

 

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J'adore les bijoux!
I love jewels!


Les fous sont dans la rue!
The mad men are on the street!


Elle a des cailloux dans sa chaussure.
She has stones in her shoe.


L'enfant est sur les genoux de sa maman.
The child is on his mum's knees.


Ils font pousser des choux dans leur jardin.
They're growing cabbages in their garden.


Il a des poux.
He's got lice.


Il y a des trous dans la route.
There are holes in the road.


"Les pluriel des noms" by youlearnfrench.blogspot.com


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