Type of plural according to word ending

 

Only rarely does the ending of a noun reveal how it forms the plural number. The following table includes the endings that point out specific ways of plural formation.

 

Types of plural Word ending Examples
       
Type A ending -e    
masculine, feminine, neuter
-ig Könige
-ich Teppiche
-ling Schmetterlinge
-nis Erlebnisse
       
Type C without ending    
masculine, neuter
-ler Künstler
-ner Schreiner
-en Wagen
-tel Gürtel
-chen Mädchen
-lein Fräulein
-el Vögel
-er Maler
neuter
Ge-...-e Gebirge
       
Type D ending -(e)n    
feminine
-rei Konditoreien
-lei Kanzleien
-in Lehrerinnen
-heit Einzelheiten
-keit Möglichkeiten
-schaft Eigenschaften
-ung Versprechungen
-el Schachteln
-er Leitern
masculine, feminine
-e Kunden, Straßen
neuter
-e Augen