How to use the indefinite article in Urdu

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

The Urdu 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 'ek' in Urdu.


ek ghorā
a horse
ek bēta
a son
ek palang
a bed
ek orat
a woman
ek mahina
a month
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Urdu is very similar to Hindi and speakers of the two languages can usually understand one another, without much effort. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Urdu would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Urdu

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

Vahā bahut makanat hę.
There are many houses.
Vahā bahut badče hę.
There are many children.
Vahā bahut billią hę.
There are many cats.
Vahā bahut kutte hę.
There are many dogs.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Urdu

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

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