How to use the indefinite article in Estonian

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

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

Examples

laud
a table
aken
a window
koer
a dog
poiss
a boy
linn
a city
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Estonian is closely related to Finnish. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Estonian would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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

See on laud.
This is a table.
See on uks.
This is a door.
See on kass.
This is a cat.
See on voodi.
This is a bed.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Estonian

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 Estonian, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns raamat, kateeder and uks (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 Estonian, because in Estonian, there is no indefinite article. So the word raamat can mean book or a book, the word kateeder can mean chair or a chair and the word uks 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 Estonian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Estonian nouns raamat, kateeder and uks, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Estonian).

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