1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Dutch
  4. >
  5. Articles before jobs?

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katie_Casey

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??

November 12, 2014

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simius

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sylvanski

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

Learn Dutch in just 5 minutes a day. For free.