How to Make French Nouns That End in Ou Plural [+6 Examples & Quiz]

How to Make French Nouns That End in Ou Plural

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to make French nouns that end in ou plural.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to make French nouns that end in ou plural
  • exceptions to the rule
  • how the plural nouns are used in sentences
  • how to quiz yourself on how to make French nouns that end in ou plural
  • how to practice with flashcards on how to make French nouns that end in ou plural
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to make French nouns that end in ou plural!

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How to Make French Nouns That End in ou Plural

If you want to make nouns that end in -ou plural, then you have to add an –s.

Please have a look at the following examples, to better understand how to make French nouns that end in ou plural.

le trou

Il y a des trous dans le toit.

There are holes in the roof.

le tabou

Il parle des tabous de son pays.

He is talking about the taboos of his country.

le gourou

Il pense qu’il y a beaucoup de gourous dans cette ville.

He believes that there are many gurus in this city.

Please note that you don’t pronounce the plural –s.

Exceptions to the Rule

French SingularFrench PluralTranslation
le bijoules bijouxjewel(s)
le cailloules caillouxstone(s)
le choules chouxcabbage(s)
le genoules genouxknee(s)
le hiboules hibouxowl(s)
le joujoules joujouxtoy(s)
le poules pouxlice

There are 7 exceptions to the rule.

These 7 exceptions will end with an x.

le pou

Les enfants ont tous des poux.

The children all have lice.

le genou

Il est tombé sur les genoux.

He fell on his knees.

le bijou

Stella a mis ses bijoux.

Stella put her jewellery on.

Please note that you don’t pronounce the plural –x.

Sentences Overview of How to Make French Nouns That End in ou Plural

The final section of this lesson on how to make French nouns that end in ou plural is about seeing them in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to make French nouns that end in ou plural through examples.

This section contains all of the previous sentences, neatly organised in one place.

le trou

Il y a des trous dans le toit.

There are holes in the roof.

le tabou

Il parle des tabous de son pays.

He is talking about the taboos of his country.

le gourou

Il pense qu’il y a beaucoup de gourous dans cette ville.

He believes that there are many gurus in this city.

le pou

Les enfants ont tous des poux.

The children all have lice.

le genou

Il est tombé sur les genoux.

He fell on his knees.

le bijou

Stella a mis ses bijoux.

Stella put her jewellery on.

Quiz Yourself on How to Make French Nouns That End in ou Plural

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

It is up to you to give the correct answer.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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