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Created by Lucas Kern

Basic Lesson No 2

Indefinite Articles
(ein, eine)

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The German Indefinite Articles

In German we have two main indefinite articles: ein and eine. The indefinite articles: ein/eine are used just like the English letter: a. We use ein/eine if something is unknown, new or non specific and we use it only with singular nouns.

Tip: If the article of the singular noun is die you use eine otherwise ein.

For Example: die Frau = eine Frau.
but: das Mädchen = ein Mädchen.

Maybe you wonder why we don’t use the article „die“ when we use the word „Mädchen“ (girl). After all it is a female person. Well, I know it is strange but we have an exception here. Please note that the word „Mädchen“ has the article das and therefore we must use ein Mädchen and not eine Mädchen.

Note: If we have a plural noun we don’t use the indefinite article at all:

Ein Mann mag Bier. 
A man likes beer.
(Mann = singular noun).

However:
Männer mögen Bier. 
Men like beer.
(Männer = plural noun).

How To Learn With Part A

  1. Have a look at the picture.
  2. Read and listen a few times.
  3. Repeat after the speaker.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. After a few repetitions go on to part B (farther below).
Basic German Lesson 1 and 2

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      Lesson 2A
y

ein Mann
a man

Ein Mann liest.
A man is reading.

eine Frau
a woman

Eine Frau isst.
A woman is eating.

ein Junge
a boy

Ein Junge trinkt.
A boy is drinking.

ein Mädchen
a girl

Ein Mädchen schreibt.
A girl is writing.

Basic Lesson No 2B

Indefinite Articles
(ein, eine)

How To Learn With Part B

Question and Answer Part

This technique is very effective to save new information (the words, pronunciation, structure etc.) in your brain. Don't be afraid of part B. I use the same words as in part A.

  1. Read and listen a few times to the question and answers.
  2. Answer the questions in the pauses (you may look also at the answers).
  3. After a few times don't look at the answers anymore.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.
  6. Sign up to my e-mail course and learn how to use the storytelling method (TPRS method) in order to learn to speak German fluently.
How to learn with part B

Question and Answer Part

This technique is very effective to save new information (the words, pronunciation, structure etc.) in your brain. Don't be afraid of part B. I use the same words as in part A.

  1. Read and listen a few times to the question and answers.
  2. Answer the questions in the pauses (you may look also at the answers).
  3. After a few times don't look at the answers anymore.
  4. Make sure that you imitate the pronunciation of the speaker.
  5. Repeat the lesson until you can answer the questions easily.
  6. Sign up to my e-mail course and learn how to use the storytelling method (TPRS method) in order to learn to speak German fluently.
Basic German Lesson 1 and 2

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      Lesson 2B

Question: 
Wer liest – ein Mann oder eine Frau?

Answer:
Ein Mann
Ein Mann liest.

Wer isst – eine Frau oder ein Mann?
Eine Frau
Eine Frau isst.

Wer trinkt – ein Mädchen oder ein Junge?
Ein Junge
Ein Junge trinkt.

Und (and) wer schreibt – eine Frau oder ein Mädchen?
Ein Mädchen
Ein Mädchen schreibt.

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