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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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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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The use of plural relative pronouns Posted by on Jul 8, 2011

In this post, I present the answer of the exercise on the dual relative pronouns and I also present a revision and some exercises on plural relative pronouns. First, here is the answer of the exercise and the translation of the sentences: 1-      هذان هما الطالبان اللذان يدرسان في جامعتي. 2-      تحدثت مع المهندستين اللتين…

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Practice Dual and Plural Agreement – Answers Posted by on Sep 24, 2009

I hope you have had a chance to practice changing the sentences in the previous post into dual and then into plural. In this post, I provide the answers to the exercise set in the previous post. You can check your answers against the sentences below. Dual 1. هذان هما المهندسان المصريان اللذان يعملان في…

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Practice Dual and Plural Agreement Posted by on Sep 21, 2009

In this post, I offer you a chance to practice much of the knowledge you have about dual and plural agreement and to practice the information presented earlier about agreement and about the case marking system. Today, you are asked to change the sentences below into dual, and then to change the same sentences into…

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