How to use the indefinite article in Arabic

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

The Arabic indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' does not exist in Arabic. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.


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a woman
a book
a day
a tree
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Arabic

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 Arabic, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns الكتاب, كرسي and باب (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are كتاب, كرسي and باب (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 Arabic including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Arabic nouns الكتاب, كرسي and باب, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Arabic).

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