How to use the definite article in Tigrinya

How to use the definite article in Tigrinya

You want to learn how to use the definite article in Tigrinya? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Tigrinya lessons complete with useful examples. The apple, the house, the book... we'll teach you about the Tigrinya definite article in a simple, clear and enjoyable way.

The Tigrinya definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. The English definite article 'the' is 'eti' or 'eta' in Tigrinya. The word 'eti' is used with masculine words and the word 'eta' is used with feminine words.

Examples

eti embaba
the flower
eti werhi
the month
eti wedi
the boy
eti abo
the father
eti höntsa
the building
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Tigrinya is spoken by 9 million people in Eritrea and northern Ethiopia. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Tigrinya would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Tigrinya

Learn to get by in Tigrinya with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Tigrinya, introduce yourself in Tigrinya and even hold a conversation in Tigrinya after you have met someone.

Enqa bdehen metsaka
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Step 4 : The definite article in Tigrinya

The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns mešhaf, menber and afdegeg (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are eti mešahef, eti menber and eti afdegeg (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Tigrinya including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Tigrinya nouns mešhaf, menber and afdegeg, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Tigrinya).

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