How to use the definite article in Inuktitut

How to use the definite article in Inuktitut

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Inuktitut? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Inuktitut lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Inuktitut definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Inuktitut definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The English definite article 'the' does not exist in Inuktitut. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered definite without the need for a specific word to show this.


the daughter
the window
the stone
the person
the bed
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About Inuktitut

Inuktitut belongs to the Eskimo-Aleut language family. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Inuktitut would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Inuktitut

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

Ilisaiji ujuq.
She is a teacher.
Arnaq ujuq.
She is a woman.
Lūttāq ujuq.
She is a doctor.
Niviaqsiaq ujuq.
She is a girl.
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If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Inuktitut in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Inuktitut learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Inuktitut in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Inuktitut.

Step 4 : The definite article in Inuktitut

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns in English (the book, the chair, the door etc.). Using the nouns uqalimāgaq, and matu (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use each noun with the definite article. This is easy in Inuktitut, because in Inuktitut, there is no definite article. So the word uqalimāgaq can mean book or the book, the word can mean chair or the chair and the word matu can mean door or the door. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Inuktitut including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Inuktitut nouns uqalimāgaq, and matu, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Inuktitut).

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