Category:Swedish nouns with irregular plurals

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This category lists Swedish nouns whose plural is formed irregularly with respect to spelling. It includes the singulars of all Swedish nouns except those that:

  • are symbols or letters and form their plural by adding -:n.
Example: Ett a, två a:n. One a, two a's.
  • are nouns which form their plural by adding -ar, -er, -or, -n or -Ø*.
Example: En fisk, två fiskar. One fish, two fish(es).
En vän, två vänner**. One friend, two friend.
En flicka, två flickor***. One girl, two girls.
En fiskare, två fiskare. One fisherman, two fishermen.
Ett bord, två bord. One table, two tables.
Ett bi, två bin. One bee, two bees.
  • are neuter nouns which have the singular form -else and get the plural ending -r.
Example: Ett fängelse, två fängelser. One prison, two prisons.
  • are common, one-syllable nouns which which end with a vowel and get the plural ending -r.
Example: En ko, två kor. One cow, two cows.
  • are nouns which have the singular form -an and get rewritten as -ningar in plural.
Example: En ansökan, två ansökningar. One application, two applications.
  • are nouns which have the singular form -um and get rewritten as -er in plural.
Example: Ett museum, två museer. One museum, two museums/musea.
Ett observatorium, två observatorier. One observatory, two observatories.
  • are proper or uncountable nouns

For the plural forms themselves see Category:Swedish irregular plurals.

* no plural ending is added
** Swedish words overall rarely end in -mm or -nn but can easily have -mm- or -nn- in them and still be regular, what makes some nouns with an added consonant is the vowel sound which shift from a long to a short sound
*** Swedish nouns with the common gender that end with a vowel often get the vowel replaced by the plural ending

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