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use "an" only when it comes before a word with a vowel sound (an artist, an orange)
Only at the end of a word. In the middle of a word it makes the typical english "D" sound.
It also helps you as a language learner keep from getting words mixed up, because if it is capitalized in the middle of the sentence, you know it is a noun (if you aren't already sure)
It's just a quirk of the language. All nouns are capitalised in German. I think it makes things easier.
I don't understand why we put 'ein' not 'eine' in the previous example( ich bin ein Madchen) it should be 'eine' , right? what I know is that 'eine' is an indefinite article for feminine and 'ein' is also an indefinite article but for masculine plez, could you explain? i don't get it
First of all, German has three genders: Masculine, Neuter, and Feminine. You're correct that 'ein' is masculine and 'eine' is feminine. However, 'ein' is also used for the neuter gender. 'Mädchen' is a neuter word. You will find it useful to remember that grammatical gender does not necessarily relate to biological gender.