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Articles before jobs?

In the jobs section it says things like "Ik ben studente" or "zij is schrijfster" I always have said "Ik ben een studente," with the indefinite article - was I doing it wrong??

3 years ago

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Nope, both are correct. Occupation nouns like these are a special case, in that you can leave out the indefinite article, but it is not obligatory.

3 years ago

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Both are correct. Usually we leave out the article if we want to be less specific.

3 years ago