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Almanqoos (Part 2) Posted by on Aug 12, 2010

In the previous post, I introduced (الاسم المنقوص) which is a noun that ends in (ي) preceded by a letter with kasra (ـِ). It is special in its form, as the final (ي) is deleted when the noun is indefinite. The case marking (الإعراب) of this category of nouns is special as well. The final…

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Almanqoos Posted by on Aug 6, 2010

(الاسم المنقوص) is a noun that ends in a long i: (ي) with a kasra (ـِ) on the letter before last, e.g. (النادي) “club”, (القاضي) “judge”, etc. These nouns are very tricky to master in Arabic because they are often confused with other nouns and adjectives that end in (ي), e.g. nisba adjectives for nationalities…

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How to negate nominal sentences in Arabic Posted by on Aug 3, 2010

Nominal sentences in Arabic are negated using (ليس). It should be noted that (ليس) should be conjugated according to the subject of the sentence. The following table shows the conjugation of (ليس) with different pronouns. لستُ أنا لستَ أنتَ لستِ أنتِ ليس هو ليست هي لسنا نحن لستما أنتما ليسا هما m ليستا هما f…

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