How to use the indefinite article in Danish

How to use the indefinite article in Danish

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

The Danish indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' has different forms in Danish depending on whether the word to which it belongs is masculine, feminine or neuter. The indefinite article for masculine words is 'en'. For feminine words, it is 'en' and for neuter words it is 'et'.

Examples

en stol
a chair
et ord
a word
en familie
a family
en datter
a daughter
en hund
a dog
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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 Danish, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns bog, stol and dør (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are en bog, en stol and en dør (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 Danish including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Danish nouns bog, stol and dør, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Danish).

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