German grammar - gender #2 - the plurals
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German grammar - gender #2 - the plurals

Learn how to make sense of the endings jungle of German plural nouns
5.0 (16 ratings)
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267 students enrolled
Created by Angelika Davey
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 15 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • know which German plural nouns take an n or en ending
  • know which German plural nouns take an e or an umlaut plus an e ending
  • know which German plural nouns take an er or an umlaut plus an er ending
  • know which German nouns just need an umlaut to change the word from singular to plural
  • know which German nouns stay the same, whether singular or plural
  • know which German plural nouns need an s ending
  • have a general better understanding of German plural nouns
Requirements
  • You should have started learning German, either with a tutor or on your own.
  • No additional material required, although you might find it beneficial if you print out the PDFs and add your own notes.
Description

Are you a German learner and struggling to work out what ending a German noun needs in the plural?

Do you remember if  cakes in German is Kuchen, Küchen or Kuchens?  (It's Kuchen) Are you struggling to work out if flowers are Blumen or Blümen  (It's Blumen) And what about the car? What is the plural of das Auto or der  Wagen? (It's Autos and  Wagen)

Is this really annoying you?

Then this course is going to help you by showing you which nouns take an 'n' or 'en', which take an 'e' or an umlaut and a 'e' or which take an 'er' or an umlaut and an 'er'. You will also learn which nouns don't change, just add an umlaut or need an 's'.

At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of German plural nouns, which will make life a lot easier when you communicate in German.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anybody who is learning German and who is struggling with plural nouns.
  • It will make it easier for beginners to understand what endings to use when talking about more than one thing.
  • It will help intermediate learners, whose German is quite good but they haven't worked out how to form German plurals.
  • It might be a good revision for advanced learners, whose grammar is really good, but who muddle through the plural nouns hoping nobody will notice the wrong endings.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 49:00
+ General information about learning German on Udemy, especially for new students
4 lectures 07:56
Your chance to reflect on what you already know and/ or what you hope to get out of this course.
What do you already know?
1 question

If this isn't your first course from me, feel free to ignore this lecture, as you've most likely seen it. Just click on the little square to the left of the lecture (in the dashboard) to turn it blue.

How to navigate inside this course
03:19

If this isn't your first course from me, feel free to ignore this video, as you've most likely seen it. Just click on the little grey button at the bottom right to turn it green.

About the instructor
02:53

If this isn't your first course from me, feel free to ignore this lecture, as you've most likely seen it. Just click on the little button to the right of the lecture (in the dashboard)  to turn it blue.

Useful dictionaries
00:57
If this isn't your first course from me, feel free to ignore this lecture, as you've most likely seen it. Just click on the little grey button at the bottom right to turn it green.
Those little extra letters and how to write them
00:46
+ German genders, the plurals, how difficult are they?
14 lectures 23:28

At the end of this lecture you will have a better understanding on which German nouns take +n or +en or even +nen.

+ n, +en, +nen
02:43

A list of nouns with the n or (n)en endings for you to download and print if you wish.

List of nouns with n or en ending
00:13
Do you need an 'n' or 'en' ending?
4 questions

At the end of this lecture you will have a better understanding on which German nouns take +e or an umlaut +e.

Preview 03:25

A list of nouns with the e or umlaut +e endings for you to download and print if you wish.

List of nouns with e or umlaut +e ending
00:13
Do you need an 'e' ending or umlaut +e?
3 questions
At the end of this lecture you will have a better understanding on which German nouns take +er or an umlaut +er.
+er and umlaut +er
02:42

A list of nouns with the +er or umlaut +er endings for you to download and print if you wish.

List of nouns with +er or umlaut + er ending
00:13
Do you need an 'er' ending or umlaut +er?
3 questions
At the end of this lecture you will have a better understanding on which German nouns take

just an umlaut.

+ umlaut
02:14

A list of nouns which add an umlaut only for you to download and print if you wish.

List of nouns with umlaut change only
00:12

At the end of this lecture you will have a better understanding on which German nouns don't change in the plural.

Preview 03:28
List of nouns that don't change
00:04

At the end of this lecture you will have a better understanding on which German nouns take an 's' in the plural.

+ s
02:03
List of nouns with an 's' ending
00:04
Umlaut only, s ending or no change?
4 questions
At the end of this lecture you will have a better understanding on which German nouns don't follow any of the rules from the other lectures.
Some exceptions
05:49
List of some extra nouns
00:03
Do you know the exceptions?
4 questions
+ Putting it all together
1 lecture 01:45

Let's put this all together.

Revision of everything learned
01:45
+ Different uses of German and English plural nouns
4 lectures 10:28

Find out which plural to use when you talk about a mixed group of men and women.

The plural of male and female groups
06:03

Some English nouns only exist as plural nouns, but in German we have a singular and plural version.

Nouns which are singular in German but plural in English
03:07

Here you'll find a list with German nouns which do not have a plural form.

Nouns which are used only in the singular form
00:55

Here you'll find a list with German nouns which exist only in the plural form.

Nouns which exist only in the plural form
00:23
+ What next?
2 lectures 02:07
Something positive!
00:52
Work out the plural endings of these five new words
Test your knowledge
5 questions
Bonus lecture: What next?
01:14