Teaching Italian - Language notes - Singular / plural


To form the plural (more than one) of nouns, you don't add -s as in English.

If the ending is -o, -a or -e, you change the final vowel.

-o » -i
un gelato
» due gelati
one ice-cream
two ice-creams
-a » -e
una casa
» due case
one house
two houses
-e » -i
un bicchiere
» due bicchieri
one glass
two glasses

Other endings don't change in the plural

un caffè
» due caffè
one coffee
two coffees
un bar
» due bar
one bar
two bars

see also...
il, lo, l', la, i, gli, le

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