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)


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

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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