Articles

Articles are words that you use with nouns. An article determines the noun. The articles in the English language are the, a, an:
  • the car down the street, the man next to you
  • a book, an apple, a bottle
An article belongs to a noun, but it can also be placed before a number or an adjective: the man, the tall man, the two men, the two tall men.
As you can see, there are two different kinds of articles:
  • the definite article the:
    You use it before a singular or a plural noun when you talk about one or more specific member(s) of a group (things, places or people) that is known to you:
    the tall man, the big house, the man next to me;
  • the indefinite articles a/an:
    You use them before a singular noun when you talk about any general thing:
    a line, a house, a kitchen, a person, an apple, an airport, an idea, an umbrella.
Note:
  • You use the article a before nouns/adjectives or numbers that start with a consonant:
    a line, a kitchen, a person, a dog, a book, a tall man, a five-year-old boy, a job interview.
  • You use the article an before nouns that start with a vowel:
    an apple, an idea, an umbrella, an egg, an hour, an eight-year-old girl, an interview.
Choose between the article a and an.

Artikel

Artikel sind Wörter, die man in Verbindung mit Nomen gebraucht. Ein Artikel bestimmt das Nomen näher. Die Artikel im Englischen sind the, a, an:
  • the car down the street, the man next to you;
  • a book, an apple, a bottle.
Ein Artikel gehört zu einem Nomen, aber er kann auch vor einem Zahlwort, einem Adjektiv oder anderen Wortarten stehen: the man, the tall man, the two men, the two tall men.
Wie du sehen kannst, gibt es zwei verschiedene Arten von Artikeln:
  • der bestimmte Artikel the:
    Du benutzt ihn vor einem Singular- oder Pluralnomen, wenn du von einem oder mehreren dir bekannten bestimmten Mitglied(ern) Gruppe (Dingen, Orte oder Menschen) sprichst:
    the tall man, the big house, the man next to me;
  • der unbestimmte Artikel a/an:
    Du benutzt ihn vor einem Singularnomen, wenn du von etwas beliebigem sprichst:
    a line, a house, a kitchen, a person, an apple, an airport, an idea, an umbrella.
Beachte:
  • Du benutzt den Artikel a vor einem Nomen/Adjektiv oder Zahlwort, das mit einem Konsonanten beginnt:
    a line, a kitchen, a person, a dog, a book, a tall man, a five-year-old boy, a job interview.
  • Du benutzt den Artikel an vor Nomen, die mit einem Vokal beginnen:
    an apple, an idea, an umbrella, an egg, an hour, an eight-year-old girl, an interview.
Entscheide dich für den Artikel a oder an.
 
 
de
  1. He eats apple.
     
  2. There is airport close to the city.
     
  3. She has new armchair.
     
  4. They have female English teacher.
     
  5. Do you have armchair in your room?
     
  6. There is school around the corner.
     
  7. We will give him book for his birthday.
     
  8. She has idea!
     
 
 
 
Write a, an or the into the gap.
Schreibe a, an oder the in die Lücke.
 
 
de
  1. He is best teacher at the school.
     
  2. He works as pilot.
     
  3. book she bought yesterday is not so good.
     
  4. city that she likes the most is New York City.
     
  5. She is nicest girl I know.
     
  6. She is nice girl.
     
  7. I need new TV.
     
  8. They have eight-year-old girl.
     
 
 
 
Great, you've finished with the grammar!
Super, du bist nun mit der Grammatik fertig!