How to use the indefinite article in Russian

How to use the indefinite article in Russian

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

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

Examples

zödániye
a building
stul
a chair
dom
a house
sestrá
a sister
mužčína
a man
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Russian

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

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