The indefinite article

Understanding grammar is key to understanding a language.
German grammar tips with Wunderbla, online German lessons.

The indefinite article

The indefinite article is used when the person/thing is unknown or for general statements.

An der Rezeption steht ein Koffer.

At the reception there is a suitcase.

Eine Fliege isst keinen Salat.

A fly does not eat salad.

Here are the indefinite articles in the nominative case (used to refer to the subject of the sentence):

Artikel Beispiel
maskulin EIN ein Mann
feminin EINE eine Frau
neutrum EIN ein Haus
Plural - Menschen

Note: In the plural there is no indefinite article:

Auf diesem Planeten leben Menschen.

People live on this planet.

Take your learning further

Still facing difficulties with 'The indefinite article'? Improve your German with Wunderbla - try our German lessons for free now and receive a free level assessment!

Do you know any tips to avoid making mistakes with 'The indefinite article'? Share it with us!

Improve your German further and test Wunderbla, online German lessons.