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What's the plural of "suéter"?

In Mexico, most of the times is called "sueters".

Is it "sueters" or "suéteres"?

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According to Word Magic and Wiktionary suéteres is the correct word.

This is a word borrowed from English word sweater and when the noun ends with -r you must form the plural with -es(Formación del plural en español)

Sustantivos y adjetivos terminados en -l, -r, -n, -d, -z, -j. Si no van precedidas de otra consonante, forman el plural con -es: dócil, pl. dóciles; color, pl. colores; pan, pl. panes; césped, pl. céspedes; cáliz, pl. cálices; reloj, pl. relojes. Los extranjerismos que terminen en estas consonantes deben seguir esta misma regla: píxel, pl. píxeles; máster, pl. másteres; pin, pl. pines; interfaz, pl. interfaces; sij, pl. sijes. Son excepción las palabras esdrújulas, que permanecen invariables en plural: polisíndeton, pl. (los) polisíndeton; trávelin, pl. (los) trávelin; cáterin, pl. (los) cáterin. Excepcionalmente, el plural de hipérbaton es hipérbatos.

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  • I just wanted to add a link to the RAE: suéter "Adaptación de la voz inglesa sweater, ‘prenda de punto y con mangas que cubre desde el cuello hasta la cintura’. Su plural es suéteres (→ plural, 1g): «Enfundado [...] en varios suéteres y chaquetas para protegerse del frío» (Glantz Rastro [Méx. 2002])."
    – Nico
    Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 23:53
  • It's essentially covered under the "rule" but I just wanted to make a note regarding the noun ending with a consonant. Keep in mind that a gender change (e.g. profesor -> profesora) will change how you create a plural (e.g. profesores -> profesoras).
    – McArthey
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 19:32
  • @McArthey technically, the gender change happens first (you go from profesor to profesora to profesoras) Commented Nov 17, 2017 at 0:34
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If they do not precede the other consonant, form the plural with -es. And example is "dócil"; it becomes "dóciles". However, words such as "bufanda" (scarf), end with a vowel. In this case, you can simply just add an "s" at the end.

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