Plural strings based on the count in Laravel
Working with strings can prove to be tricky in some scenarios. For instance, when building a cart for an eCommerce website, you may need to show the string “item” in singular/plural form based on how many items are there in the cart.
You may resort to using it like so and be done with it. ⟶ “item(s)”
But luckily, if you’re working with Laravel, doing something like this is pretty easy.
So, if we want to display the string “item” in singular/plural based on the item count, here’s how we can do it using the
plural helper method.
use Illuminate\Support\Str; $itemCount = 1; $cartItems = Str::of('item')->plural($itemCount); // item $itemCount = 5; $cartItems = Str::of('item')->plural($itemCount); // items
This can even process complex strings whose plural forms are somewhat unconventional.
$plural = Str::of('child')->plural(2); // children