You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Japanese? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Japanese lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.
The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' does not exist in Japanese. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this.
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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 Japanese, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns šomotsu, čea and doa (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 Japanese, because in Japanese, there is no indefinite article. So the word šomotsu can mean book or a book, the word čea can mean chair or a chair and the word doa 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 Japanese including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Japanese nouns šomotsu, čea and doa, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Japanese).
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