How to use the definite article in Afrikaans

How to use the definite article in Afrikaans

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Afrikaans? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Afrikaans lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Afrikaans definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Afrikaans definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. The English definite article 'the' is 'die' in Afrikaans.

Examples

die voël
the bird
die moeder
the mother
die hond
the dog
die venster
the window
die gebou
the building
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Learn to get by in Afrikaans with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Afrikaans, introduce yourself in Afrikaans and even hold a conversation in Afrikaans after you have met someone.

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Step 4 : The definite article in Afrikaans

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns boek, stoel and deur (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are die boek, die stoel and die deur (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Afrikaans including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Afrikaans nouns boek, stoel and deur, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Afrikaans).

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