How to use the indefinite article in Norwegian

How to use the indefinite article in Norwegian

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

The Norwegian indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' has different forms in Norwegian depending on whether the word to which it belongs is masculine, feminine or neuter. The indefinite article for masculine words is 'en'. For feminine words, it is 'ei' and for neuter words it is 'et'.

Examples

et tre
a tree
et barn
a child
en måned
a month
en uke
a week
en bror
a brother
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Norwegian

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

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