How to use the indefinite article in Tamil

How to use the indefinite article in Tamil

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

The Tamil 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 'oru' in Tamil.

Examples

oru nārkāli
a chair
oru vāram
a week
oru pūnai
a cat
oru vīdu
a house
oru jannal
a window
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Learn to get by in Tamil with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Tamil, introduce yourself in Tamil and even hold a conversation in Tamil after you have met someone.

Itu oru pūnai.
This is a cat.
Itu oru mēse.
This is a table.
Itu oru vīdu.
This is a house.
Itu oru putakam.
This is a book.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Tamil

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

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