How to use the indefinite article in Esperanto

How to use the indefinite article in Esperanto

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

The Esperanto 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 Esperanto. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.


a family
a horse
a sister
a person
a word
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Esperanto

The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns in English (a book, a chair, a door etc.). To get started in Esperanto, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns libro, seĝo and pordo (book, chair, door). Once you have learned these nouns, you can then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. This is easy in Esperanto, because in Esperanto, there is no indefinite article. So the word libro can mean book or a book, the word seĝo can mean chair or a chair and the word pordo can mean door or a door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Esperanto including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Esperanto nouns libro, seĝo and pordo, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Esperanto).

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