How to use the indefinite article in German

How to use the indefinite article in German

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

The German indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' has two forms in German. The word 'ein' is used with masculine nouns and neuter nouns. The word 'eine' is used with feminine nouns.

Examples

eine Stadt
a city
ein Vogel
a bird
ein Stuhl
a chair
ein Tisch
a table
ein Kind
a child
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in German

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 German, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns Buch, Stuhl and Tür (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are ein Buch, ein Stuhl and eine Tür (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 German including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the German nouns Buch, Stuhl and Tür, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in German).

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