How to use the indefinite article in Punjabi

How to use the indefinite article in Punjabi

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

The Punjabi 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 'ik' in Punjabi.


ik kōrā
a horse
ik mačči
a fish
ik kirki
a window
ik bēti
a daughter
ik bistra
a bed
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Punjabi is spoken in North western India and in Pakistan. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Punjabi would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Punjabi

Learn to get by in Punjabi with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Punjabi greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Otē koi hē.
There is someone here.
Otē ik kutta hē.
There is a dog here.
Otē ik bili hē.
There is a cat here.
Otē ik pąčī hē.
There is a bird here.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Punjabi

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

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