Irish/The Article

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The Article[edit]

English has a definite article ("the") and an indefinite article ("a" or "an").

Irish has only a definite article. In situations where "a" or "an" would be used in English, the noun is used with no article.

The definite article has two forms: an and na.

  • an is used in front of singular nouns
  • na is used in front of plural nouns (and feminine nouns in the genitive case).