Belarusian Articles

If you're trying to learn Belarusian Articles you will find some useful resources including the fact that there are no articles, in other words, there is no Definite and Indefinite Articles... But that doesn't mean you shouldn't read this article, it shows how Belarusian deals with the no article matter. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Belarusian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Belarusian Articles

Learning how to use Belarusian without articles is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation.

Belarusian has no use of articles. In English articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". However in Belarusian there is no article to be used. Here are some examples:

English ArticlesBelarusian Translation
articlesartiklі - артыклі
the -
a -
oneadzіn - адзін
somenyeykі/nyeykaya/nyeykaye/nyeykіya - нейкі/нейкая/нейкае/нейкія
fewnyekalʲkі - некалькі
the bookknіga - кніга
the booksknіgі - кнігі
a bookknіga - кніга
one bookadna knіga - адна кніга
some booksnyeykіya knіgі - нейкія кнігі
few booksnyekalʲkі knіg - некалькі кніг

As you can see from the example above, the structure in Belarusian takes a logical pattern. Examine how the absense of articles is used in the example above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Belarussian.

List of Articles in Belarusian

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Belarusian. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Belarusian vocabulary.

English VocabularyBelarusian Vocabulary
FoodYeʐa/yada/kharch/kharchavannye - Ежа/яда/харч/харчаванне
almondsmіndalʲ - міндаль
breadkhlyeb - хлеб
breakfastsnyedannye/snyadannye/snyadanak - снеданне/сняданне/сняданак
butter(smyetankovaye) masla - (сметанковае) масла
candytzookyerka - цукерка
cheesesir - сыр
chickenkooritza/kooratzіna - курыца/кураціна
cuminkmyen - кмен
dessertdesyert - дэсерт
dinnerabyed - абед
fishriba - рыба
fruitsadavіna/frookti/pladi - садавіна/фрукты/плады
ice creammarozіva/maroʐanaye/lyodi - марозіва/марожанае/лёды
lambbaranіna - бараніна
lemonlіmon/tzitrini - лімон/цытрыны
lunchlyench/poloodzyenʲ/abyed - ленч/полудзень/абед
mealyeʐa/strava - ежа/страва
meatmyasa - мяса
ovenpyech/dookhowka - печ/духоўка
pepperpyeratz - перац
plantsraslіni - расліны
porksvіnіna - свініна
saladsalata - салата
saltsolʲ - соль
sandwichbooterbrod/sandvіch - бутэрброд/сандвіч
sausagekawbasa/kіlbasa/sasіska/sardelʲka - каўбаса/кілбаса/сасіска/сардэлька
soupsoop - суп
sugartzookar - цукар
suppervyachera - вячэра
turkeyіndik/іndichka - індык/індычка
appleyablik - яблык
bananabanan - банан
orangesapyelʲsіni - апельсіны
peachespyersіkі - персікі
peanutarakhіs/zyemlyani arekh - арахіс/земляны арэх
pearsgrooshi - грушы
pineappleananas - ананас
grapesvіnagrad - вінаград
strawberrieskloobnіtzi/trooskalkі - клубніцы/трускалкі
vegetablesgarodnіna - гародніна
carrotmorkva - морква
cornkookoorooza - кукуруза
cucumberagoorok - агурок
garlicchasnok - часнок
lettucesalata-latook - салата-латук
olivesalіwkі/maslіni - аліўкі/масліны
onionstziboolya - цыбуля
pepperspyeratz - перац
potatoesboolʲba - бульба
pumpkingarbooz - гарбуз
beansfasolya/bob - фасоля/боб
tomatoespamіdori/tamati - памідоры/таматы

Definite and Indefinite Articles have a very important role in Belarusian. Once you're done with the Belarussian Articles, you might want to check the rest of our Belarusian lessons here: Learn Belarusian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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