How to use the definite article in Cree

How to use the definite article in Cree

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

The Cree definite article

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


the horse
the kitchen
the door
the apple
the week
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About Cree

About Cree

The name for the language in Cree is Nēhiyawēwin. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Cree would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Cree

Learn to get by in Cree with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Cree phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

ōki iskwēsisak
these girls
ōki nāpēsisak
these boys
ōki iskwēwak
these women
ōki ayisiyiniwak
these people
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You can learn Cree in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Cree in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Cree learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Cree in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Cree.

Step 4 : The definite article in Cree

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns in English (the book, the chair, the door etc.). Using the nouns masinahikan, and (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use each noun with the definite article. This is easy in Cree, because in Cree, there is no definite article. So the word masinahikan can mean book or the book, the word can mean chair or the chair and the word can mean door or the door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Cree including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Cree nouns masinahikan, and , you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Cree).

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