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Nouns in the plural form

Nouns in the plural form

In Norwegian, most nouns end in -er when they are in the plural form:

Gender: Singular Plural
Masculine en gutt (a boy)  
en skole (a school)
en jente (a girl)
gutter (boys)
skoler (schools)
jenter (girls)
Feminine ei jente (a girl)  
ei dør (a door)
jenter (girls)  
dører (doors)
Neuter et eple (an apple) epler (apples)

Some exceptions:

If a noun ends with -e, we only add -r:

  • en skole – skoler (a school – schools)

Short neuter nouns, that have only one syllable, do not have any ending in the plural:

  • et språk (language) – språk (languages)

Nouns that describe people, their nationalities or professions and end with -er will get another -e in plural:

  • en lærer – lærere (a teacher – teachers)
  • en amerikaner – amerikanere (an American – Americans)

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