How to use the indefinite article in Swedish

How to use the indefinite article in Swedish

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

The Swedish 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 Swedish 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 'en' and for neuter words it is 'ett'.

Examples

en flicka
a girl
en sten
a stone
ett bord
a table
en byggnad
a building
en bror
a brother
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Swedish

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 Swedish, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns bok, stol and dörr (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 dörr (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 Swedish including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Swedish nouns bok, stol and dörr, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Swedish).

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