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Forming the plural of nouns ending in -eu

Look at these plural forms of nouns ending in -eu:

Mes pneus sont dégonflés.
My tyres [US: tires] are flat.

J'aime les jeux de société.
I like boardgames.

Tu as les cheveux roux.
You have ginger hair.

Nouns ending in -eu generally take an -x in the plural.

Exceptions which take an -s :

Singular Plural English
un pneu des pneus tyre(s) / tire(s)
un bleu des bleus bruise(s)

Learn more about these related French grammar topics

Examples and resources

"Les pluriel des noms" by youlearnfrench.blogspot.com


Tu as les cheveux roux.
You have ginger hair.


J'aime les jeux de société.
I like boardgames.


Mes pneus sont dégonflés.
My tyres [US: tires] are flat.


Q&A

Rick

Kwiziq community member

18 April 2018

2 replies

my tires are flat

This is misspelled, should be tyres.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

18 April 2018

18/04/18

Well, in the US they are tires. ;)


 


-- Chris. 

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

19 April 2018

19/04/18

Both spellings are correct : "tire" is more US, whereas "tyre" is more UK :)


http://grammarist.com/spelling/tire-tyre/


Bonne journée !

Cadena

Kwiziq community member

30 April 2017

2 replies

tires on your car - not tyres

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

1 May 2017

1/05/17

Bonjour Cadena !

Thank you for reporting a typo.
Thanks to you, it's now been fixed :)

Merci et à bientôt !

Katherine

Kwiziq community member

7 May 2017

7/05/17

Not exactly a typo, rather an alternative spelling- it is tyres in the UK.

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