Group II nouns in German

The majority of masculine and neuter nouns belong to this class. Some feminine nouns also belong to this class.

IIa.) Nouns in this class form the plural by adding an -e to the singular.

e.g. (der Hund - dog)

Singular Plural
Nom. Hund Hunde
Acc. Hund Hunde
Gen. Hundes or Hunds Hunde
Dat. Hund Hunden

IIb.) Nouns in this class form the plural by adding an -e and taking an umlaut.

e.g. (der Korb - basket)

Singular Plural
Nom. Korb Körbe
Acc. Korb Körbe
Gen. Korbes or Korbs Körbe
Dat. Korb Körben

Some feminine nouns belong to this class. But as always, feminine nouns have no endings in the singular.

e.g. (die Hand - hand)

Singular Plural
Nominative Hand Hände
Accusative Hand Hände
Genitive Hand Hände
Dative Hand Händen

Other feminine nouns declined in this way:

die Nacht - night
die Wand - wall (of a building)

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