How to use the indefinite article in Malayalam

How to use the indefinite article in Malayalam

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

The Malayalam 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 'oru' in Malayalam.


oru pustakam
a book
oru vītu
a house
oru ānmakan
a son
oru vātil
a door
oru kutira
a horse
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Malayalam

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

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