Overview of Esperanto

Nouns

All nouns in Esperanto end in the letter "o". Very often it is possible to form a noun from another part of speech simply by changing the ending to "o". The plural of nouns are formed by adding "j" to the noun giving the ending "-oj", which is pronounced like the "-oy" in the English word "boy".

For example:

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domo house           domoj houses
mano hand manoj hands
viro man viroj men
virino woman virinoj women
infano child infanoj children
ŝafo sheep ŝafoj sheep
muso mouse musoj mice