How to use the indefinite article in Afrikaans

You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Afrikaans? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Afrikaans lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.

The Afrikaans indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. The English indefinite article 'a' is ''n' in Afrikaans.


'n klip
a stone
'n boom
a tree
'n kat
a cat
'n tafel
a table
'n boek
a book
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Afrikaans

The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. To learn to use the indefinite article in Afrikaans, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns boek, stoel and deur (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are 'n boek, 'n stoel and 'n deur (a book, a chair, a door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Afrikaans including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Afrikaans nouns boek, stoel and deur, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Afrikaans).

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