How to use the indefinite article in Igbo

How to use the indefinite article in Igbo

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

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


a book
a cat
izu uka
a week
ụdara bekee
an apple
a house
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Igbo

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

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