Feb 262012
 

The plural suffixes are –lar and –ler.

lar if the last vowel of the word is a back vowel (a, ı, o, u)
ler if the last vowel of the word is a front vowel (e, i, ö, ü)

Examples:

singular plural
bahçe bahçeler
göz gözler
at atlar
okul okullar
balkon balkonlar
tencere tencereler

WARNING:
There are many (mostly foreign) words that are exceptions to the above rule (a fact not mentioned by some web sites):

singular plural
saat saatler
harf harfler
hal haller
gol goller

Unfortunately there is no rule and you have to memorize these exceptions. Fortunately there is a tool to help you find out if a word is an exception or not:

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