Template:Plural

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This template can be used to select the singular or plural form of a word depending on a number and the grammar rules of a language. It functions more or less like the {{PLURAL:}} parser function, except that the language code is given as a parameter. For most languages, including English, {{Plural | lang=xx | {{{n}}} | singular | plural}} is exactly equivalent to {{#ifeq: {{{n}}} | 1 | singular | plural}}, but for some languages the rules are different and some even have more than one plural form:

  • Amharic (am), French (fr), Hindi (hi), Armenian (hy), Lingala (ln), Malagasy (mg), Brazilian Portuguese (pt-br), Tigrinya (ti), Tagalog (tl), Walloon (wa):
    Zero is considered singular, not plural.
  • Czech (cs), Slovak (sk):
    Czech and Slovak have two plural forms: the first, a "paucal" form, is used for the numbers 2, 3 and 4, while the other is used for larger numbers.
  • Belarusian (be), Belarusian (Taraškievica orthography) (be-tarask), Bosnian (bs), Croatian (hr), Russian (ru), Serbo-Croatian (sh), Serbian (sr, sr-ec, sr-el), Ukrainian (uk):
    Same as above, except that only the last digit matters (but numbers ending in 11–19 are always plural; so 1, 21, 31, etc. all use the singular, 2–4, 22–24, 32–34 etc. use the paucal form and 5–19, 25–29, 35–39 etc. use the plural).
  • Romanian (ro):
    For integers between 20 to 100, and for integers whose last two digits are either 00 or make a number in the range from 20 to 99, the preposition
    de
    is added in most cases (see Romanian numbers, sections "Preposition
    de
    " and "Agreement between number name and modified noun"). To use this, one should explicitly enter the plural form without
    de
    as the first plural form, and the one with
    de
    as the second plural form.

Currently, only the exceptions listed above are implemented, but others can and should be added as needed.

Examples:

  • "{{{n}}} {{Plural | lang=en | {{{n}}} | apple | apples }}"
    • produces: "0 apples", "1 apple", "2 apples", etc.
  • "{{{n}}} {{Plural | lang=fr | {{{n}}} | pomme | pommes }}"
    • produces: "0 pomme", "1 pomme", "2 pommes", etc.

(To do: add more examples)

Usage

{{Plural |lang= |shownum= |space= |1= |2= |3= |4= }}

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionDefaultStatus
langISO language code"en" (effectively)optional
shownum
sn
Whether to display the number which given in parameter 2; any non-empty value (e.g. "1", "yes", etc.) will workemptyoptional
spaceWhich whitespace symbol to place between the number (given in parameter 2) and the text (given in parameters 3, 4, 5). none for no space, plain for regular space, nb or nbsp for non-breaking space.non-breaking space will be usedoptional
1Numberemptyrequired
2Singular formemptyrequired
3Plural form (or first plural form for languages with several)emptyrequired
4Second plural form (for languages with several plural forms)emptyoptional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: no namespace specified

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

Localization

This template is not intended to be localized.