How to use the definite article in Esperanto

How to use the definite article in Esperanto

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

The Esperanto 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 'la' in Esperanto.


la filino
the daughter
la floro
the flower
la knabo
the boy
la viro
the man
la frato
the brother
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Esperanto is estimated to be spoken as a learned language by somewhere between 100,000 and a million people worldwide. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Esperanto would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Esperanto

Learn to get by in Esperanto with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Esperanto greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Havu bonan tagon !
Have a nice day !
Bonan semajnfinon !
Have a nice weekend !
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Step 4 : The definite article in Esperanto

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns libro, and (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 la libro, la seĝo and la pordo (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 Esperanto including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Esperanto nouns libro, and , you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Esperanto).

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