Forming the plural of -e ending nationality and origin adjectives

There are some adjectives that refer to nationalities and places of origin which end in -e.

They form their plurals this way:

add -s  (masculine and feminine plural) 
Take for example the adjective árabe (Arabic)

Un hombre árabe
An Arab man.

Dos hombres árabes.
Two Arab men.

Una mujer árabe
An Arab woman.

Dos mujeres árabes.
Two Arab women.

Notice how the plural is always the same for masculine and feminine.
Have a look and listen to these examples:

Muchos jóvenes canadienses viven en Europa.
Many young Canadians live in Europe.

Las chicas estadounidenses hablan inglés.
The American girls speak English.

Los tés árabes son muy buenos.
Arab teas are very good.

Las palabras bables son de Asturias.
Bable words are from Asturias.

In Spanish this type of adjectives are not capitalised.

Soy Estadounidense
Soy estadounidense(I am American)

Son Estadounidenses.
Son estadounidenses. (They are American)

See also Forming the singular feminine of -e ending nationality and origin adjectives.

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Muchos jóvenes canadienses viven en Europa.
Many young Canadians live in Europe.


Las palabras bables son de Asturias.
Bable words are from Asturias.


Las chicas estadounidenses hablan inglés.
The American girls speak English.


Los tés árabes son muy buenos.
Arab teas are very good.


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