How to use the indefinite article in Italian

How to use the indefinite article in Italian

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

The Italian 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 'un' or 'una' in Italian. The word 'un' is used with masculine nouns and the word 'una' is used with feminine nouns.


un letto
a bed
un cane
a dog
un figlio
a son
una sorella
a sister
un uomo
a man
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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 Italian, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns libro, sedia and porta (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are un libro, una sedia and una porta (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 Italian including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Italian nouns libro, sedia and porta, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Italian).

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