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Lesson 2 - Directions
What is it?

Articles are in English put in front of nouns (objects, people, animals, etc.) to determine whether we are dealing with any object like a car or a specific object, the car.

The grammatical names we will use when dealing with articles and nouns are: Singular, Plural, Indefinite and Definite.

Singularmeansa single objecte.g.a car
Pluralmeansmany objectse.g.cars
Indefinitemeansany object(s)e.g.a car/some cars
Definitemeansspecific object(s)e.g.the car/the cars
The Rules

In Danish the articles are en (Common Noun Class) and et (Neuter Noun Class).

  • Prefixed (put in front) when Indefinite
  • Suffixed (at the end) when Definite
Singular Indefinite Singular Definite
Common en [noun] [noun]+(e)n
Neuter et [noun] [noun]+(e)t
Examples

Common Noun Class(en)

Singular IndefiniteSingular Definite
en bil
bilen
a carthe car
en stol
stolen
a chairthe chair
en blomst
blomsten
a flowerthe flower

Neuter Noun Class(et)

Singular IndefiniteSingular Definite
et hus
huset
a housethe house
et bord
bordet
a tablethe table
et træ
træet
a treethe tree