Plurals

Of course, we don’t just talk about one book, or a book. Sometimes we have to talk about books, or two books, or many books. To make an English noun plural, we usually add -s or -es to the end. Book becomes books, fox becomes foxes, etc. Of course, it’s not always that simple...

SingularPlural...but... SingularPlural
househouses mousemice
boxboxes oxoxen
goosegeese moosemoose

So, please don’t complain about the rules for forming plurals in Greek. Making a noun plural in Greek requires knowing both its gender and the letters with which it ends. Take a deep breath, because here we go. These tables, which are by no means complete, have been condensed from the excellent book, Teach Yourself Greek, by Aristarhos Matsukas.

SingularPlural
Masculine
  (circle)

  (circles)

  (man)
  (tailor)

  (men)
  (tailors)
Feminine
  (mother)
  (roof)

  (mothers)
  (roofs)
Neuter
  (pencil)

  (pencils)

  (minute)

  (minutes)

  (color)

  (colors)
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