How to use the indefinite article in Hebrew

How to use the indefinite article in Hebrew

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

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

Examples

yéled
a child
qódeš
a month
báit
a house
kisé
a chair
išá
a woman
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Learn to get by in Hebrew with these useful words and phrases. We'll begin by learning some basic Hebrew phrases which you can use for everyday communication.

Ze lo báit.
This is not a house.
Zot lo kisé.
This is not a chair.
Ze lo tapúaq.
This is not an apple.
Zot lo délet.
This is not a door.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Hebrew

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

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