How to use the indefinite article in Ojibwe

How to use the indefinite article in Ojibwe

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

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


a woman
a dog
a man
a door
a bed
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The name for the language in Ojibwe is Anishinaabemowin. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Ojibwe would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Ojibwe

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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Ojibwe

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 Ojibwe, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns mazina'igan, apabiwin and iškwāndem (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 Ojibwe, because in Ojibwe, there is no indefinite article. So the word mazina'igan can mean book or a book, the word apabiwin can mean chair or a chair and the word iškwāndem 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 Ojibwe including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Ojibwe nouns mazina'igan, apabiwin and iškwāndem, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Ojibwe).

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