How to use the indefinite article in Inuktitut

How to use the indefinite article in Inuktitut

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

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

Examples

nukappiaq
a boy
panik
a daughter
ulluq
a day
angut
a man
niviaqsiaq
a girl
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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.

Amihut qitsuit talik.
There are many cats.
Amihut surusīt talik.
There are many children.
Amihut qimmīt talik.
There are many dogs.
Amihut tingmiat talik.
There are many birds.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Inuktitut

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 Inuktitut, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns uqalimāgaq, and matu (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are uqalimāgar mik, itsivautar mik and matu mik (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 Inuktitut including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Inuktitut nouns uqalimāgaq, and matu, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Inuktitut).

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