Forming the plural of nouns ending in -z

Spanish nouns that end in consonant -z form their plural by adding -es and changing the -z for a -c.

Look at these examples:

Voy al cine dos veces al mes.
I go to the cinema twice a month.

una vez/dos veces

Podemos pescar muchos peces en este río.
We can fish lots of fish in this river.

un pez/dos peces

Las voces de esos cantantes son maravillosas.
Those voices of those singers are wonderful.

una voz/dos voces

Whatever the gender, they all form their plural this way.

Be careful with nouns that have a written accent in their singular form. When making their plural, they keep the original accent. For example:

Tengo un piz.
I have a pencil.

Tengo dos pices.
I have two pencils.

See also Forming the plural of nouns ending in a consonant (except -z).

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Voy al cine dos veces al mes.
I go to the cinema twice a month.


Las voces de esos cantantes son maravillosas.
Those voices of those singers are wonderful.


Podemos pescar muchos peces en este río.
We can fish lots of fish in this river.


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