Singular and Plural Nouns

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Singular and Plural Nouns

Note: If a noun ends in a vowel, make it plural by adding “-s”.

singular and plural nouns in Spanish

Singular – Plural

libro (pencil) – libros

pluma (pen) -plumas

chico (boy) – chicos

seُñora (Mrs)señoras


Note: The definite articles “el”, “la” also change in the plural form. They become “los” and “las”.


el libro – los libros

la pluma-  las plumas

el chico – los chicos

la seُñora las señoras


Note: If a noun ends in a consonant, make it plural by adding “-es”.

Singular – Plural

el borrador (the eraser) los borradores

la universidad (the university)- las universidades

el profesor (the teacher)los profesores

la ciudad (the city)las ciudades

el color (the color ) –los colores


 If a noun ends in “-ión”, add “-es” and “drop the written accent”.

Singular – Plural

el avión (the plane)los aviones

la conversación (the conversation)-  las conversaciones

la sección (the section)-  las secciones

la televisión (the TV)las televisiones

la acción (the action) las acciones


Tip: “avión” isn’t feminine.


Note: If a noun ends in “-z”, add “-es” and change the “z to c”.


Singular – Plural

el lápiz (the pencil) – los lápices

la voz (the voice) – las voces

la actriz (the actress) – las actrices

la luz (the light)  las luces


Note: When the plural refers to two or more nouns of different genders, the masculine plural is used.

2 gatos + 3 gatas = 5 gatos  (cats)
3 alumnos+ 5 alumnas = 8 alumnos  (students)

Note: A few nouns are “compound nouns”, they are formed by combining two words into one.

(Example: abre + latas = abrelatas / open + cans = can opener)

These compound nouns are always masculine, and the plural is formed by changing the “el” to “los”

el abrelatas      los abrelatas   (can opener)

paraguas      los paraguas   (umbrella)



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