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Arabic Demonstrative Pronouns Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

Generally, demonstrative pronouns are words like ‘this’ and ‘that’. In Arabic, they are called ‘demonstrative nouns’ أَسْمَاءُ الإشَارَة. A demonstrative noun by itself is an ambiguous word until defined by a subsequent word. As regards gender, a demonstrative pronoun is either masculine or feminine. As for number, it is either singular, dual, or plural. As…

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Basic Arabic: The Noun and Its Forms Posted by on Sep 27, 2018

A word in Arabic can be a noun اِسْم, a verb فِعْل, or a particle حَرْف. The Noun الاِسْم al-ism stands for something that can be concrete or abstract. It can be indefinite or definite; singular, dual, or plural; masculine or feminine. In a sentence, it functions as a subject (of verbal and nominal sentences)…

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Forms of Nominal and Verbal Duals in Arabic Posted by on May 22, 2018

As for number, nouns الأَسْمَاء and verbs الأَفْعَال in Arabic have three forms: singular مُفْرَد, dual مُثَنَّى, and plural جَمْع. The singular refers to a single entity, the dual refers to two entities, and the plural refers to three or more. Forming the dual and plural forms from the singular is usually straightforward. This is…

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Almanqoos (Part 3) Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

This post deals with a tricky type of nouns in Arabic (الاسم المنقوص). This is a noun that ends in ي /ii/ sound, e.g. النادي ، القاضي ، المحامي. It has been dealt with in previous posts: In this post, I present how this noun appears in dual and plural forms. Dual…

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Practice agreement in Arabic Posted by on Oct 16, 2016

In this post, we practice subject-verb agreement and dual agreement in Arabic. Complete the sentences with the right form of the verb in brackets then change the subject of each sentence into dual. صديقتي ———— من الجامعة السنة القادمة. (تخرّج) أخي ———— في جامعة أوكسفورد الآن. (عمل) صديقي العربي ———— في جامعة لندن العام الماضي…

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Revising the dual, Answers Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

In this post, I present the answers of the exercises posted earlier to revise the dual forms in Arabic. The tables below present the dual forms in Arabic and some examples   A- Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the verbs: عمتي و خالتي تخرجتا من نفس الكلية. (تخرج عاد* الزميلان إلى…

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Revising the dual Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

In this post, I present some exercises which you can use to revise your knowledge of the dual forms in Arabic. First, check out the tables below that revises the dual forms, and then try to answer the exercises below. A- Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the verbs: عمتي و خالتي…

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