How to use the indefinite article in Hungarian

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The Hungarian indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. The English indefinite article 'a' is 'egy' in Hungarian.


egy férfi
a man
egy lánygyerek
a daughter
egy nap
a day
egy fiú
a boy
egy város
a city
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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 Hungarian, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns könyv, szék and ajtó (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are egy könyv, egy szék and egy ajtó (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 Hungarian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Hungarian nouns könyv, szék and ajtó, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Hungarian).

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